Are you considering water labor? A nurse midwife discusses who is and isn’t a good candidate and what to expect.
Krista Afumbom’s birth experience took an unexpected harrowing turn but ended with the safe delivery of her healthy son. She intended to have a natural, drug-free birth as she did with her first child, Abigail. One evening at home, Ms. Afumbom started having contractions that grew in intensity. She tracked the increasing frequency of her … Read More
From hypnobirthing to water labor, more women are exploring alternative options to a conventional labor and delivery experience. The majority of women give birth in a hospital rather than at home. But now it’s quite common for women to use relaxation techniques like prenatal yoga and massage therapy during their pregnancies and aromatherapy, massage and … Read More
Krista Afumbom knew she wanted her labor and childbirth experience to be as natural as possible. She chose to use a midwife for her delivery. “They took a lot of time getting to know me as an individual and addressing my concerns. I think that really helped establish good trust between us,” Ms. Afumbom says. … Read More