How are birth in the water?

To give birth to a baby - it's not simple. And how many different ways were invented in order to ease my mother's pain and give the baby health at birth

One of these ways can be considered childbirth in the water. When this theory appeared, it went through lengthy discussions and arguments. To date, even in some maternity homes, this system is used legally. But in our minds, childbirth in the water is most often associated with a filled bath or, at best, a swimming pool. And very few people know that the theory took its start from the birth in salty sea water. The first practical steps were taken there.

Today, there are also disputes about the correctness and safety of this practice. And we urge, not to dare at such a step mothers, who after reading our article and not having sustained more profound knowledge from the sphere of medicine, are imbued with the spirit of romance. After all, the article is written for informational purposes only.

It should be noted that hundreds of couples having decided on this step are completely satisfied and consider that their kids are much healthier than those who were born "dry."

So, a few facts about the birth in the water

Baby and childbirth in the water

One of the main factors why giving birth in water is more pleasant for a baby than for "dry" births or even in a bathroom is that, after leaving the mother's womb, the baby suddenly feels a huge weight. Gravitational impact for the baby is very large, the need for oxygen increases by 3-4 times. And all the energy accumulated in the tummy of my mother, goes to what would be adapted to the new "land" conditions of existence.

In comparison, when a child is born in water, it gets from the familiar water environment to a relative, which facilitates resistance to stresses, and, accordingly, makes the first minutes of a child's life 3-4 times more economical. The energy that the child saves, he spends exclusively on his development.

It is enough to see what newborn babies make in the water. Coordination of movements and agility of the kid surprises adults. Within 4 hours after delivery, "waterfowl "Children can independently keep afloat.

Practice shows that these babies begin to stand, walk much earlier than children born on land. Well, swimming with them is generally difficult to compete.

Also it should be noted that babies born in water are subsequently sick less, the cold is easier to tolerate. And if the indispositions happen, then the kids are almost not capricious, but the recovery is faster and easier.

Mommy and childbirth in the water

Needless to say, that in the water the pain is much weaker than on land? One of the most important factors facilitating childbirth in water is the mobility of a woman. Water (especially salty), significantly reducing the force of gravity, gives the woman the opportunity to be more plastic and less sharp.

It should also be noted that before giving birth in water, all mothers undergo a training course, which is based on swimming lessons. Such training for several months in conjunction with finding a woman in the water in the process of birth directly help to make the joints more elastic. In this case, even the passage, for example, of a wider head does not injure either the mother or the child.

Myths about the birth in the water

The main myth is about sterility. More truly, its absence. Many opponents of this practice argue that the child during childbirth enters a non-sterile environment and has weak immunity, may become ill.

It should be noted that being born on land, it is unlikely that a child will get into sterile conditions, even in the ward of the hospital, not to mention a million cases when babies were born on the way to the hospital in a far from sanitary setting.

The second main myth says that the child can be drowned. However, with more detailed discussion, this statement does not stand up to any criticism. After all, the baby leaves the same aquatic environment. And the baby does not take the first breath in a state of stress, as in "dry" births, but when it is convenient for him (naturally with the help of his parents).

And the last loud myth says that such births are dangerous for a woman. It is worth noting that we do not discuss the options for amateur performance. Practice of "marine genera" is quite official, the process is controlled by doctors and at any time they can assist the mother in childbirth. And, if you do not take into account the inept childbirth "nadomu", but only officially registered, then according to statistics for 700 genera carried out in the water, women in general never even experienced bleeding. Can a woman's condition in such conditions simply rule out a negative factor?