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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.
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birthing pool

A large bath in which a woman can give birth.
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The health board says it has invested PS6m in Prince Charles Hospital to increase the size of the special care baby unit, redevelop two delivery theatres, and create new ensuite delivery rooms to include one birthing pool.
Many hospitals now offer birthing pools, and there are companies that have portable pools for hire.
Joanne Emmonds from Seaton Sluice in North Ty T neside used one of the birthing pools when she and her partner Owen welcomed a beautiful new sister Ay A da, for their three year old daughter Elby.
"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.
Under Government legislation, every woman in normal labour should have access to a birthing pool if she wishes.
A spokesman said: "We will be creating a centre of excellence for mother and baby with birthing pools, family rooms, 3D scanning, baby massage and breast-feeding classes.
Health officials in Britain reported that three infants have died in the last two years after deliveries in birthing pools. There is no proof in any of the cases that the pool was responsible for the deaths.
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.
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.