What does a water birth entail?

When you have a water birth, you deliver the baby in a pool of warm water.Some women opt to rent their own pool and deliver at home, go to a birthing center to use a tub, or many hospitals these days provide the option to have a water birth. 

Benefits & Risks of a water birth

There are also several advantages to having a water birth. The biggest reason women choose to give birth in water is that it helps sooth the pain, especially at the beginning of labor. The warm water can act as a natural relaxant and help you stay calm, which in turn will reduce the necessity for medicines and anesthesia.

Water births are also known to help make labor go by a little quicker as opposed to the more traditional methods of delivering. However, it is important to keep in mind that there are risks involved with water births. One of the largest dangers to having a water birth is that you and baby are more prone to infection. While your midwife or doctor will be there to help avoid the possibility of infection and keep the pool properly maintained, there is always a risk. Whichever way you decide to bring your little one into the world, it will be the right one for you and your family.

Get a breast pump for after baby is born

Before your baby is born, be sure to see if your insurance plan will cover the cost of a double electric breast pump. It’s true! Come join the party and get yours shipped right to your front door. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, you may be eligible for a free Medela Pump In Style Advanced Starter or the newly popular Spectra S2

The best way to get started is heading over to our Qualify Through Insurance form on our website.  Once you complete the easy 3 step online form, a breast pump specialist will call your insurance provider to see if breast pumps are covered under your plan. They will then call you to discuss the coverage information. It is that simple and it is FREE to find out if your insurance will cover a pump! For immediate assistance, give us a call directly at (844) 867-9890. We look forward to assisting you!