Water birth is an alternative approach to vaginal delivery that involves the complete birth of the baby under warm water. It has been used throughout the world for many years. Water birth is available to women in Australia, Turkey, Mexico, Switzerland, 6 Isle of Man, USA and Iran. But there are safety concerns that remain to be addressed including jaundice, snapping of the umbilical cord and neonatal death. With the rising cost of health care in developed countries, it is prudent to resort to birth approaches that are economical and safe for the mother and the neonate. It is important to colla...
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