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Self-help skills for Labour & Birth #12

Water (Hydrotherapy)
Water is a drug-free form of pain relief in labour. It works best when you can get your bump covered. Also, make sure the water is warm but not hot.
Sometimes, water may slow down labour, especially if used too early. Therefore midwives usually recommend to wait until you are in established labour before getting into the pool.

Birth pools are available at most maternity units in the UK.