More expectant moms choosing water birth

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DENVER - What was once considered alternative is now becoming more mainstream: One Denver hospital is finding more expecting mothers choosing the option of water births.

... a big free-standing Jacuzzi tub is set up and filled up in a room in the birth center. It is about three feet deep.

... it is a great option to help ... natural child birth.

"To me being in a confined tub made it really secure, it kind of made it my cave," ... "I felt protected and left to do my own thing."

... Patients are coming from as far away as Nebraska for the option.

"People are seeking it and wanting it so they are willing to make the trip to our Hospital ..."

It wuld be wonderful if waterbirth could become a standard option in all birth places.

Melissa Maimann, Essential Birth Consulting 0400 418 448