Since attending Waterbirth International’s certification seminar, presented by Barbara Harper, I have been privileged to attend beautiful waterbirths in Greensboro, NC.

Why Waterbirth?

  • Greater comfort and mobility
  • Decreased pressure on the abdomen
  • Helps mother conserve energy
  • Promotes deeper relaxation
  • Decreases pain
  • More equal pressure on the perineum at delivery
  • More gentle birth process for baby


“Placing a pool of water in a birth room changes the atmosphere immediately. Voices get softer, the mother stays calmer and everyone becomes less stressed.”

“The effect of buoyancy that deep water immersion creates allows spontaneous movement of the mother. No one has to help the mother get into a new position. She moves as her body and the position of the baby dictate. Movement helps open the pelvis, allowing the baby to descend.”