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Services by Morningstar Midwifery, Homebirth, Waterbirth, Well Woman Care, Belfast, Maine



Benefits of laboring in water and waterbirth:

Allows the mother to be weightless and move in any position to ease discomfort or facilitate birth
Shortens the length of labor
Reduces blood pressure
Gives mother more feelings of control
Provides significant pain relief, which promotes relaxation and helps a mother to conserve energy
Reduces the need for drugs and interventions
Gives mother a private protected space
Reduces perineal trauma
Reduces cesarean section rates
Is highly rated by mothers - typically stating they would consider giving birth in water again
Encourages an easier birth for mother and a gentler welcome for baby

The majority of births that we attend are waterbirths. We are very comfortable with this option and are happy to help women discover if it is a right choice for them.