Underwater birth is an elective intervention to promote maternal comfort and relaxation. Recommendations from professional organizations are not in agreement as to the safety of underwater birth for the baby. What type of evidence is available about underwater birth?
Kathleen Rice Simpson is a Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist in St. Louis, MO, and the editor in chief of MCN. Dr. Simpson can be reached via e-mail at email@example.com
The author declares no conflict of interest.