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anav

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What is water birth?
« on: January 26, 2013, 07:25:15 AM »
What is water birth?Is it safe to do so?How it is done?

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Re: What is water birth?
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2013, 01:00:24 PM »
Giving birth with normal amniotic sac intact, is called "baby in cowl" /"veiled birth". It is very rare but it is possible. It is less painful because the water cushions the baby's head, meaning less bruising for both of you. Don't worry about the baby drowning, he or she will not take a first breath until he/she hits the air for the first time, and the placenta will continue to provide oxygen until that happens. These babies are healthy.They're in same fluid in utero.The midwife (or doctor) will tear the bag within seconds.The baby has not taken a breath yet, there is no air for baby to breath.Same concept holds true in water births.It's safe.