Earlier this week I posted the video from this amazing hospital waterbirth, which was attended and conducted more like a homebirth (and a great homebirth at that!). The mother informs me that this type of birth (non-interventionist waterbirth) is not widely available at this hospital (her waterbirth was the first and only waterbirth to occur at this location).
What can we do to help? Send a quick email to:
Tell her how much you appreciate the wonderful treatment this mother received, how amazing this birth was, how much you hope the hospital will support future waterbirths, and whatever other praise and encouraging input you can think of! Emails from women will be a big help to show the hospital that waterbirth is both desired and a practical option for them!
So send an email! Even if it's just "Just saw the waterbirth video from the waterbirth at your hospital; loved it, so happy that you have waterbirth and will be recommending your hospital" etc. etc. etc.
Thank you, Sarah, for providing this information! Email me if I've botched anything!