Water birth: the last stage before delivery

Water birth: the last stage before delivery

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Caption: Water birth. A midwife helping a mother to deliver her baby in a water pool. Many are the benefits of giving birth under water. Contractions during labour are less painful, it is easier to achieve relaxation and the tissues of the perineum, the area between the vagina and anus, are soft and supple. This may prevent the perineum from tearing and may avoid the performance of an episiotomy, the cutting of the perineum, in order to enlarge the vaginal aperture.

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Keywords: birth, childbirth, healthcare, in a water pool, medical, medicine, natural childbirth, obstetric, obstetrics, parents and midwife, under water, water birth

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