Submersion in water during labor has many proven benefits for mothers. Water promotes relaxation and facilitates movement. The pressure of water on the body stimulates touch and temperature nerves of the skin, blocking pain impulses to the brain. In addition, research shows that water birth is as safe for babies as birth on dry land. SF Birth Center provides spacious tubs in each birth room for hydrotherapy and water birth.
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