The Birthful Podcast

The Birthful Podcast: Ep. #77 – Waterbirth, with Barbara Harper

 

 

What are there benefits to giving birth in water? Are there any risks? What about if you are considering a VBAC? Why has there been so much controversy around waterbirth, and what does the evidence say? Barbara Harper tells us more.

What we talked about:

  • The many transitions of waterbirth since 1987
  • Benefits of waterbirth, for both mom and babies
  • Are there any risks?
  • Why newborns don’t breathe in while underwater
  • Does the water temperature matter?
  • What should moms be aware of when having a waterbirth
  • Not just for birth: the benefits of prenatal aqua-yoga
  • Water as the best non-medicated comfort measure
  • Waterbirths and VBACS
  • How to get waterbirths into your hospital

Barbara, Birthful, Podcast

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