Study on Water Births

Hospitals have given women the option to sit in a tub or jacuzzi as part of their labor and delivery. Water birth advocates believe this method can alleviate labor pain, while others suggest it can lead to a low Apgar score (an assessment of how a baby is doing at birth). Now, a recent study published in the Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health confirms there is no evidence to suggest water births lead to any increased harm to newborns ...

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