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Try water birth - Midwife encourages expectant mothers

Chief Executive Officer of Craddle Care Maternity Trust is encouraging women to try giving birth in water, reputed to be the "gentlest of gentle births". Sarah Serwaa Major, a UK-trained midwife said she had her first child in a pool in her garden and would do it again if she wants another baby. Touting the benefits on Joy FM's Ultimate Health program Tuesday, Sarah said water relaxes the mother's muscles and improves blood flow, allowing her to concentrate on the birth. Experts also say water may reduce vaginal tearing, thus helping the mother avoid an episiotomy or stitches. Sarah » Read More

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