Water birth

In our department of obstetrics, there are nine modern delivery rooms, and four tubs for relieving labour pain and having a water birth.

We do our best to make you feel comfortable in the delivery room. It is our goal to ensure that childbirth is a safe experience for mothers and babies alike and that it takes place in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
In our department, women can have a water birth and use a variety of modern methods for relieving labour pain. If necessary, we are able to provide the mother and the baby with quick and professional medical care.

Water birth

Having a water birth is an option, if the pregnancy has progressed normally. Here, we have four tubs and midwives with special training for women who opt for a water birth. It is recommended to enter a tub in the active delivery phase and stay in water for two hours at a time. Water temperature in the tub is between 32°C and 36°C. In a water birth, it is possible to rely on spontaneous pushing in the expulsive phase of labour and thus no active pushing is required.

Benefits of water birth

Water is known for its therapeutic effect. During a water birth, the mother as well as the baby benefit from the therapeutic effect of being in water. Water helps to relieve labour pain and enables the mother to have better control over pain caused by contractions of the uterus.

In water, the mother can better regulate her breathing and the relaxing of muscles. A relaxed body produces less stress hormones. Due to being in water, the body functions on the so-called economy mode and better blood circulation is ensured in the abdominal area.

What else can help relieve pain?

During childbirth, it is recommended to move around as much as possible and try different positions to find the most comfortable one. The midwife will provide you with information on how to make the best possible use of massages, tubs, showers and hot water bags. During childbirth, the mother should drink sufficiently. Still water and herbal teas facilitate recovery.

For anaesthetic purposes, laughing gas, medication and epidural analgesia, or lower back injections can be used. Our midwives and doctors assist you in choosing the method most suitable for you.