Water birth

At this time, Allina Health and The Mother Baby Center may have temporarily suspended water births at specific locations.

A water birth is the process of giving birth while immersed in a tub of water. Water birth is available to women who meet certain criteria and sign consent forms that are provided to health care providers and midwives.

What to expect during a water birth

During labor, the mother is in a cushioned tub of warm water that can help her relax and manage pain. This tub is larger and deeper than a regular bathtub and is deep enough for water to cover the mother’s abdomen. Water birth deliveries occur in a caring environment and are supported by an experienced team specially trained in water births.

Learn more about water births.

Locations

Water births are available at our locations in: