Water Births & Hydrotherapy
Parma Hospital is pleased to be 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 responds to a growing demand in the community for safe alternatives to traditional birthing methods. This natural, holistic method allows Parma Hospital to still provide the personalized care moms are looking for, with more options for the birth experience they desire. Now women yearning for a more holistic alternative can turn to Parma Hospital, the only provider in this area offering water birth.
Watch this video to learn more about hydrotherapy and water births at Parma Hospital.
According to the American Pregnancy Association, there are numerous potential benefits of water birth, including:
- Buoyancy promotes more efficient uterine contractions and improved blood circulations, 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
- Reducing stress-related hormones allows the mother’s body to produce endorphins that serve as pain inhibitors
- Water makes the perineum more elastic and relaxed, reducing risk of tearing during birth
Call (440) 743-4031 for more information about Parma Hospital’s Small Wonders Maternity Center.