Water birth is primarily for low risk pregnant women. It may not be a choice if you are a high risk patient. Some contraindications are:

  • If there is fetal or maternal distress
  • Increase in body temperature
  • Pregnancy is under 37 weeks (preterm labour)
  • Have had any significant bleeding during your pregnancy
  • Birth process is not progressing normal
  • Have any medical conditions, such as diabetes, pre-eclampsia, amongst others.
  • Have had a epidural/spinal analgesia
  • Have a history of previous shoulder dystocia