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Water Birth

home water birth midwifeImmersion in warm water is one of the best comfort measures available during labor. Women say that they enjoy freedom of movement and the sensations of labor are milder. Midwives notice that healthy blood pressure is supported; and edema or swelling is reduced. You may stay stay in the water as you birth, or move to your bed or another comfortable place before delivery. The tub is large enough for birther and partner (and baby!) to be there together. People often comment that being in the tub naturally creates something of a bubble of privacy- your midwives and other support people are nearby, but you have your own space.

Many who birth in the tub deliver their babies into their own or their partner’s hands. Baby is brought to the surface right away. This makes for a very gentle transition for the baby, who moves from the watery warmth of the womb into the similar environment of the tub, and then right up to your chest.

❊   Birth Tub Kit Rental

home water birth midwifeWe have a birth tub kits available for rent by clients. We are happy to rent a tub to other families when it is not reserved by our own clients. Our tub is a Professional grade Eco Birth-Pool-in-a-Box. A disposable liner ensures cleanliness, and the setup process is easy. Those who birth in the tub always say their next one will definitely be another waterbirth!


Learn more about the safety of waterbirth.
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“…a leaven of wildness
is necessary for the health
of the human spirit.”

-Eliot Porter

“Every family deserves a Warm Welcome! ~ Todas las familias merecen una cálida bienvenida!”

Michelle L’Esperance, Certified Professional Midwife, Doula & Doula Trainer. (413) 858-5048. Supporting families in Western Massachusetts.

Serving Northampton, Amherst, Easthampton, Southhampton, Westhampton, Williamsburg, Hadley, Holyoke, Deerfield, South Deerfield, Greenfield, Conway, Turner’s Falls, Palmer, Leverett, Sunderland, Belchertown, South Hadley, Ashfield, Worthington, Chesterfield, Ware and the surrounding region.

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