birthing pool


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birthing pool

A water pool used during labour and childbirth which is said to improve birth mechanics, given that the water supports the woman’s weight and helps relaxation and movement, facilitating natural positions for childbirth.

birthing pool

A large bath in which a woman can give birth.
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Although I'd completed the game, I wanted to see if I could get a Gyarados (serpentine Chinese dragon-like Pokemon) while Aga was in the water of the birthing pool.
Birthing pools are a method of pain relief - the birth doesn't necessarily happen under water.
The Works will consist of the Refurbishment of Internal Room 4 within the Maternity Unit to accommodate the installation of a new Birthing Pool and overhead tracking hoist.
Women opting for labour care in the midwifery-led unit can make use of facilities which are amongst the best the UK with four birthing pools and double beds in every room for new parents to stay together.
Matthew said: "The plan was that the midwife would come over, we'd light some candles, get the chilled music on and then set up the birthing pool in the lounge.
The experts also urged hospitals and birth centres to keep their birthing pool hygienic to avoid any risks.
It has four delivery rooms - one with a birthing pool and another with a range of special birthing equipment which allows women to stay upright and supported during labour.
One Born Every Minute (C4, 9pm) There is excitement of a different kind in the hospital tonight as the midwives learn that Myleene Klass is going to be opening the new birthing pool suite.
Under Government legislation, every woman in normal labour should have access to a birthing pool if she wishes.
A friend said: "They have a birthing pool and everything is ready.
A friend revealed: "They want the same birth as with the first - in a birthing pool, with Gavin holding Charlotte's hand and just with help from the midwives.