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What Happened To The Art Of The Hospital Water Birth In Atlanta?

Over the past 30 years, thousands of babies have been born in metro Atlanta hospitals via water birth; a gentle birthing process that helps ease a baby’s transition from the warm comfort of the womb to the outside world. Early observations showed that babies born with a water birth cried less and seemed calmer. As a result, the popularity of water births skyrocketed as unmedicated births became more prevalent.

The water birth quickly became an easy way to manage labor. It also offers other benefits including easing labor pains, providing a peaceful delivery method for the baby and more efficient labor contractions due to the water’s buoyancy. Several certified nurse midwives trained and became experts in the art of the natural delivery method.

Today, with numerous benefits, many women opt to use the warm water as a way to skip the epidural, reduce pain and potentially shorten the delivery process. Their partner may also be present and instrumental in the labor and delivery during a water birth. 

Due to the closing of the Atlanta Medical Center and other metro practices, however, the availability of the specialized service has been dramatically reduced. This means that while the service is highly sought after, it’s now harder to actually obtain.

Fortunately, the certified nurse midwives at Nile Women’s Health Care in Roswell, GA are among the pioneers of the water birth practice in Atlanta. They are proud to have facilitated hundreds of hospital-based water births and remain dedicated to offering the safe option to our qualifying clients.

To learn more and see if you qualify, visit When you are ready to take the next step, give Nile a call and the experienced midwives will carefully review your medical and pregnancy history to determine if you are a good candidate for a water birth.

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