Mamas! and people who love them... with a number of hospitals on the verge of allowing birthing (not just laboring) IN the water and I urge expecting mothers all over the country to help change the way hospitals work by simply asking for what they want.
If enough women request a water birth from their hospital then the decision makers will have an easy choice to make.
My current mission is to get permanent pools into every maternity ward in Israel, they are safer, more comfortable and easier for the midwives backs too! If we work together and keep asking our local hospitals we can make these changes happen.
The alternative is expensive private birthing centers and whilst this is great and there is always space for high cost, exclusive care, surely we owe it to the women birthing the next generations to provide affordable, if not free, access to natural and holistic birthing options such as water labour and birthing.
Lets make this happen!
Speak to your hospital midwives, obstetric drs and nurses, maternity ward managers, write emails and letters. We are asking for:
1. Water birthing to be allowed in hospital maternity wards
2. Water birthing pools provided for mothers who want - either an inflatable Birth Pool in a Box or a permanently plumbed in ActiveBirth pool.
If you have any other ideas please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or just make them happen!
Wishing everyone a gorgeous day