Water Births and Hydrotherapy
Hydrotherapy Services Offer Alternative Birthing Options
University Hospitals Parma Medical Center is the first hospital in the southwestern suburbs of Cleveland to offer water births and hydrotherapy to our expectant moms. The addition of the birthing tub to our services responds to a growing demand in the community for safe, holistic alternatives to traditional birthing methods, including water birth.
This natural, holistic method allows UH Parma Medical Center to continue providing personalized care, with more options for a unique birth experience.
Benefits of Water Birth
Learn more about hydrotherapy and the advantage of water births at UH Parma Medical Center.
Water births are an excellent option for expectant mothers looking for alternative pain relief or natural childbirth methods. Water births provide additional benefits to mother and baby during the labor process, including:
- Water buoyancy promotes more efficient uterine contractions and improved blood circulation, resulting in better oxygenation of the uterine muscles, more oxygen for the baby and less pain for the mother
- Immersion in water often lowers high blood pressure caused by anxiety
- Reduced stress-related hormones allows the mother’s body to produce endorphins that serve as pain inhibitors
- Water can provide a more elastic and relaxed perineum, reducing the risk of tears during birth
For More Information Holistic Childbirth Options
For more information about the personalized birthing experiences available at UH Parma Medical Center’s Small Wonders Maternity Center, please call 440-743-4031.