Author(s): Shivaleela S Sarawad

Email(s): Shivaleela.238@gmail.com

DOI: 10.52711/2454-2660.2023.00074   

Address: Shivaleela S Sarawad
Assistant Professor, BLDEA'S College of Nursing, Jamkhandi. Karnataka State. India.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 11,      Issue - 4,     Year - 2023


ABSTRACT:
A water birth is a type of delivery when the mother labours and delivers the baby in a warm pool or bathtub. This review article seeks to present a thorough overview of water birth, covering its potential advantages, potential risks, and the body of existing research. We examine the physiological mechanics underlying water birth, the benefits it provides to both the mother and the newborn, as well as the potential drawbacks and ethical dilemmas surrounding this method. To assist medical professionals and expectant parents in making knowledgeable decisions about water birth, a critical analysis of the pertinent literature is offered1.


Cite this article:
Shivaleela S Sarawad. Benefits, Safety, and Considerations of Water Birth: A Comprehensive Review. International Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2023; 11(4):331-2. doi: 10.52711/2454-2660.2023.00074

Cite(Electronic):
Shivaleela S Sarawad. Benefits, Safety, and Considerations of Water Birth: A Comprehensive Review. International Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2023; 11(4):331-2. doi: 10.52711/2454-2660.2023.00074   Available on: https://ijneronline.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2023-11-4-13


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