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Water Birthing at 9M Hospitals

Many of you may fear the pain of natural delivery and seek childbirth without taking any medications or being surrounded by a room full of equipment. If yes, water birthing might be an appealing option for you. Water birthing is exactly what it sounds like: You will go through your labour and childbirth in a clean tub filled with warm water. Many women find water birthing more comfortable than natural delivery. However, the water birthing process should always occur under the supervision of a qualified healthcare provider and not at home.


You can choose to deliver your little one by water birthing at 9M. We provide the best neonatal care facilities. the hospital offers rooms with large tubs that are maintained for complete hygiene and made comfortable as per your needs. At Ankura, you can discuss your requirements with the gynaecologist and ask whether the water birthing method will be a good option for you well before your delivery.

How does water birthing work?

The theory behind water birthing is that since the baby was already in an amniotic fluid sac for nine months, giving birth to the baby in a similar environment can bring less stress to the mother and will be gentler for the baby than normal delivery.

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What are the benefits of water birthing?

Many birthing centres, midwives, and a few obstetricians believe that water birthing may reduce complications for the newborn baby. However, it should always be performed under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional. The water birthing method benefits the mother and baby in the following ways:


For the mother:

  • The warm water feels comforting, soothing, and relaxing.
  • It provides privacy that reduces the fear and anxiety surrounding labour.
  • The water aids the mother float, allowing free movement and positioning.
  • The buoyancy of water promotes effective uterus contractions, provides better oxygenation for the baby and uterine muscles, and immensely lowers pain.
  • The water relaxes the perineum to become more elastic; this lowers the chances of vaginal tearing.
  • It speeds up labour.
  • It helps lower high blood pressure in the mother due to anxiety.
  • The water lowers the stress hormones, which allows the mother to produce endorphins (natural pain-relievers).
  • The relaxing and comforting position aids her in focusing on the birth process.
  • Lowers the need for medicines to relieve pain during delivery.

For the baby:

  • Provides a homely environment, just like the amniotic sac.
  • Eases the stress of birth, thus increasing a sense of security and reassurance.

What happens during the water birthing process?

After you are positioned in the tub, you may notice a variety of fluids of various colours and textures around you, as you get closer to the childbirth process. These are normal and include blood, mucous, and faeces. Your helper or midwife will clean these. The actual delivery of the baby will take place in the water. After the baby is delivered, your doctor will take care of you and your baby. Meanwhile, the helper or midwife may help empty the tub.

Why choose the water birthing method?

The decision is up to you based on your discussion with the gynaecologist. There are several advantages of water birthing. Women labouring in water have been reported to have less painful contractions and feel more control over their bodies.
But doctors may agree with the water birthing method for women who have:


  • Reached 37 weeks of pregnancy
  • A low-risk pregnancy
  • Are healthy
  • Only one baby with its head lying downwards.


If you are assessed to have a high-risk pregnancy, your gynaecologist is unlikely to recommend you water birthing method.

How to prepare for the water birthing process?

Before the water birthing process, a woman should check with the hospital if they are equipped for a water birth with a special tub or know any location that provides these services.


Hospitals that provide water births are equipped to deal with any situations that may arise during the delivery process for the mother or the baby.


If you are considering water birthing, it is essential that you consult your gynaecologist for your and your baby’s health and safety. We at Ankura Hospital have created 9M care as a clinical excellence initiative. Our goal is to provide comprehensive specialized care for women seeking a good hospital for water birth in hyderabad and endeavour to create the best and safest environment. We aim to provide all facilities under one roof. We have the best facilities with the latest software, equipment, and machinery that our experts handle, which will diagnose and monitor your entire journey into motherhood.

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