Our midwives are happy to offer the option of water birth to clients at both the Birth Center of NJ in Union and Our Birthing Center in Morristown! Spacious birthing tubs are available in each of the birthing rooms. Our Midwives have many years of experience performing safe water birth deliveries. The birthing tubs at the birthing centers are engineered for safety and comfort. Each is designed specifically for water birth delivery and is capable of delivering a constant flow of warm, soothing water.
Laboring in water can promote relaxation and provide significant pain relief for many people. Some people labor in the water, and many stay in through pushing and birth their babies underwater. We observe that babies born in water are often quiet and alert immediately following the birth.
The effect of weightlessness lessens body weight, allowing free movement and new positioning. The weightlessness of the water promotes more efficient uterine contractions and improved blood circulation resulting in better oxygenation of the uterine muscles, less pain for the laboring person, and more oxygen for the baby. As the laboring person relaxes physically, they are able to relax mentally and be able to fully focus on the birth process. The water has been known to reduce stress-related hormones, allowing the body to produce endorphins which serve as pain-inhibitors.
Having the freedom to choose a delivery method is a deeply personal decision for all mothers and birthing people. At the Childbirth and Women's Wellness Center we seek to provide our clients with all of the information and as many options as possible. No matter what you choose, our midwives will be here to guide you through the many steps of your pregnancy and labor.