Water Births

Women who choose to deliver while immersed in warm water often celebrate the experience as a gentle way to bring their babies into the world – and one that may reduce the pain and duration of labor.

At NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital, each labor and delivery room is equipped with a whirlpool tub for water births. Our nursing staff is available to assist you through your labor and help you transition into various positions to enhance your relaxation and comfort.

If you are considering a water birth, it's important to discuss this option with your doctor or midwife early in your pregnancy. Certain conditions, such as a breech presentation, an unusually large baby or signs of distress may rule out a water delivery.


For more information about water births, call 914-734-3257.