Saturday, May 21, 2011

Water birth and infection risk

A study which concludes that water birth does NOT increase infection risk in mothers or babies. They also found that water birth reduced the need for analgesic drugs and shortened first and second stage labour. Result! So please could more hospitals invest in wireless monitoring kits so as to reduce the number of women who get told "you can't use the pool because..blah blah blah-di-blah...."

Women who join my home birth group here in beautiful rural (not) Shepherds Bush get a 10% discount off a well-known brand of birthing pool. Just mentioning it.

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