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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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When it came around to the actual birth, it was like a dream - she just popped out in the birthing pool.
The new unit, named the Abbey Birth Centre, is led by a team of midwives and has four en-suite rooms, with three having birthing pool facilities.
The ban came after a baby got legionnaires' disease - a severe form of pneumonia - in a heated home birthing pool in June.
The maternity unit has introduced training for all midwives on water births and has purchased an additional two birthing pools.
A nine-bed unit designed for midwife-led care will be equipped with three birthing pools and six "home from home" birthing rooms.
The use of birthing pools is becoming an increasingly popular method in Britain because the pools are known to ease muscle tension and relieve pain.
Public Health England (PHE) has reiterated its advice not to use pre-heated home birthing pools after more pools tested positive for Legionella, the bug which can cause Legionnaires' disease.
The birth centre has birthing pools as well as aids to support natural childbirth.
They can bid for en suite facilities, rooms where fathers can stay overnight or a wider range of facilities available like birthing pools.
The extra money could be used for facilities like new birthing pools or rooms where partners can stay overnight.
It came as the Government launched a PS25million fund to improve maternity wards by creating birthing pools and introducing double beds so partners can stay if their baby is premature.
According to a survey, the sudden rush for birthing pools and the like coincides with two fine displays from Pep Guardiola's team last season.