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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The birthing pool service will be in restricted use until September, when all members of staff will be fully trained to assist labour using the equipment.
It also commissioned an external report on the use of birthing pools by independent British consultants.
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.
Speaking at Kingston Hospital, recipients of funding for a new birthing pool under the 2012/13 scheme Maternity Minister, Dr Dan Poulter said:
For example, we've installed a new birthing pool at University Hospital of North Durham.
Instead of noting Mrs Tyler's distress and reassuring her as she sat on her clenched fists in a birthing pool, Ms Richards merely told her to "stop moving around so much".
According to reports, when the delivery date arrives this summer, Kate will be submerged in water in a birthing pool at St.
I got into the birthing pool and he was born soon after.
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.