Our rental tubs can be used for home or hospital. Please call us to inquire about the current policy if you are birthing in a hospital as more hospitals are permitting water labor/birth.
Does laboring in water help? The buoyancy lessens her body weight, allows free movement and positioning, better blood circulation, and better oxygenation of uterine muscles. The water alleviates stress-related hormones, allowing the mother's body to produce endorphins, which are pain-inhibitors.
How much does this cost? Birth tub rentals start at $200 for home birth and $350 for hospital births which includes a staff member setting the tub up and then sanitizing and breaking it down for you.
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. Photography has graciously provided the captivating images on our website. It is our hope that you will be inspired to capture the magic of your pregnancy, birth and newborn baby through photography. Every artistic image tells a beautiful story. It's a story worth preserving and sharing."
It is our goal at the Orchid Nest to reduce the escalating cesarean rate in South Florida by helping clients to avoid an unnecessary first cesarean and supporting clients in attempting a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean.) The rate of cesarean delivery has increased dramatically in the United States over the past four decades, perpetuated somewhat by the dictum "once a cesarean, always a cesarean." However, evidence has shown that many women who have had a cesarean delivery can safely deliver vaginally in subsequent pregnancies. Advantages of this approach include avoidance of major surgery, lower risk of hemorrhage and infection, and shorter recovery periods.
Please call our office to schedule a complimentary VBAC consultation.
Big demand at new birth center in Delray Beach
– When Miriam Pearson-Martinez and Lorie McCoy opened The Palms Birth House – Palm Beach County's only birth center – they knew they were filling a void, but they didn't know how big that void was.
They found out quickly there was a huge demand for alternative places to give birth.
"We're seeing a huge demand for it. We're pretty much booked until the end of the year," said McCoy, a certified doula who assists mothers with nonmedical care, teaching birth classes and supporting them through labor. "More people are becoming interested in the natural experience of giving birth." Read More