Waterbirth

An English retrospective cohort study of factors associated with its use among women in England

This study, found there was no association between waterbirth and specific adverse outcomes for either the mother or the baby. There was evidence that white women from higher socioeconomic backgrounds were more likely to be recorded as giving birth in water. Maternity services should focus on ensuring equitable access to waterbirth.

The article –

Waterbirth: a national retrospective cohort study of factors associated with its use among women in England –┬ácan be found at:

https://bmcpregnancychildbirth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12884-021-03724-6