The fetus remains in the amniotic sac as it passes through the mother’s cervix. This case is quite rare, accounting for 1/80,000.
Lisa, who lives in Santa Cruz (USA), said she chose the water birth method because she had problems with prenatal screening tests. “I’m positive for group B strep and giving birth by this method will reduce the impact on the baby,” Lisa shared.
Lisa’s first daughter, Finley, 2 years old, encouraged her mother during labor and delivery.
When asked about the advantages of this method of giving birth, Lisa said that warm water helps her feel comfortable and the feeling of “floating” when dropping into the water eases pain and reduces pressure.
Lisa’s husband Stephen (42 years old) even entered the tub to take care of and encourage his wife when she was in labor.
This method is quite popular in Western countries, allowing it to be done at home and with the help of a midwife.
Lisa says she can feel the baby’s every movement when it’s born. The baby comes out with the amniotic sac. The case of the baby being born while still in the amniotic sac like Lisa’s is a rare case, the rate is only about 1 in 80,000.
The amniotic sac is broken to make delivery easier. The mother will put her hand on the baby’s head first.
Lisa describes the feeling of giving birth as “soft and smooth” and when the midwife breaks the amniotic sac, it is also quite easy.
Giving birth in water is an “amazing” experience for Lisa.
Although abnormal, it does not affect the baby because it will quickly be handled by the doctor, the midwife.