Water Births Deemed Safe in Latest Study, No Increased Risk of Maternal and Neonatal Complications
11 Jan 2024 • When compared with land birth, water birth does not appear to increase the risk of most maternal and neonatal complications.
- Researchers examined the safety of water birth compared to land-based delivery.
- When conducted in facilities with proper precautions, water birth did not increase the risk of maternal infection, while reducing the odds of PPH.
- Neonates delivered submerged in water showed increased odds of cord avulsion but decreased odds of low Apgar scores, neonatal infection, aspiration requiring resuscitation, and NICU admission.
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