Water Birth in Buffalo

For women in the Buffalo & Western New York area desiring the benefits of hydrotherapy and water birth, Fika Midwifery offers a few options.



Benefits of Water Immersion for Labor & Birth

Soaking in the tub during labor and/or birth provides a number of benefits including: 

  • Pain relief
  • Relaxation and reduced anxiety
  • Support for position changes and mobility
  • Reduced risk of severe vaginal tears
  • Decreased stress of birth for the baby


Water Birth with Fika Midwifery

Water birth is offered in conjunction with home birth. Fika Midwifery provides tub rental and clean-up for families planning a home birth. 

You will receive an Eco Regular Pool (which has plenty of room for partners to join you if they wish), air pump, and disposable liner by 38 weeks of pregnancy. We will drain and remove the tub immediately following the birth of your baby.

The fee for birth tub rental for Fika Midwifery families is $150.

 Photo credit: www.thisisfamilyphoto.com

Photo credit: www.thisisfamilyphoto.com

"Water Labor"

Unfortunately, none of the Buffalo area hospitals provide water birth, but there are several that have tubs available for utilizing water during labor.

Fika Midwifery has privileges at Children's Hospital of Buffalo & Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, both of which offer "Water Labor."