Decrease Pain or your need of anesthesia
Decrease the duration of labor
Give you a greater sense of control
conserve your energy
Reduce perineal trauma
The use of a birth pool during labor can greatly reduce your discomfort, help you move and change positions easier, and greatly enhance your ability to birth without an epidural.
Babies born in the water often are born calm and at peace, hardly noticing they have changed from the environment of the womb!