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Are you considering water birth or laboring in a tub? This article by Rebecca Dekker, Ph.D., RN, provides a comprehensive overview of the existing research on water birth’s potential risks and benefits.

“The term land birth is often used in waterbirth research to refer to a birth in which the baby is born on dry land—not in a tub. Also, the word hydrotherapy is sometimes used to describe the use of water during labor and/or birth.”