Waterbirth

Nature’s answer to the epidural, water is a comforting and supportive space to labor and deliver your baby in. Most women find that their labor is eased and relaxation greatly facilitated through use of the tub. Labor also tends to progress more rapidly, sometimes at a truly amazing rate.

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Heritage Birth Center offers wonderfully large tubs in each birth suite that let a woman feel momentarily weightless in a heavy body. Some women choose to just labor in a tub and move elsewhere for the birth, while others enjoy staying in the water start to finish. Our staff is well trained in waterbirths and regularly attend women in the water. Our tubs are kept at body temperature so babies born into water don’t have the shock of cold air and can be gently brought up to their mom’s chest. It is a safe way for babies to be born because of the dive reflex that keeps babies from breathing until brought above water.

Anchorage

Anchorage

Palmer

Palmer

Soldatna

Soldotna