Birthing Options

Water birth is the process of giving birth in a tub of warm water. Some women choose to labor in the water and get out for delivery. Other women decide to stay in the water for the delivery as well. The theory behind water birth is that the baby has been in the amniotic sac for 9 months and birthing into a similar environment is gentler for the baby and less stressful for the mother.

Vaginal Birth After C-Section (VBAC) is an option an expecting mother and her physician will discuss. Although the mantra used to be “once a Caesarean, always a Caesarean,” advancements in c-section surgical procedures now allow for women with previous c-sections to try a vaginal delivery.