“Water birthing was such a nice experience. It was far less painful and felt more natural than my first birth.” - Hannah Davidson
Hannah was the 1000th mother to give birth in one of six birthing baths at Westmead Hospital. At first she was unsure about the birthing option, but four days after the birth of her daughter Leah, she was glad she did.
Water birthing can reduce pain by providing a relaxing environment which can lower the level of stress hormones which increase pain.
Hannah is pictured here with her husband Matt McDonald, baby Leah and midwife Ashleigh Ryman.