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.

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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

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Water Birth with Fika Midwifery

Water birth is offered in conjunction with home birth or Coit House Birth. Fika Midwifery provides tub rental and clean-up for families planning out of hospital birth. 

You will receive an Eco Regular Pool or Eco Mini Pool, 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

Hydrotherapy for 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 Oishei Children’s Hospital which offers hydrotherapy during labor but not birth.