DeKalb Medical is proud to offer water immersion / water birth as an option to today's women desiring choices for pain relief in labor and birth. Both water immersion and water birth requires OB Provider approval, please talk to your OB Provider about your options.
To prepare for water birth, it is required to take a DeKalb Medical WI / WB class.
We recommend taking the WI / WB class during your 6th - 7th month of pregnancy. Class covers benefits, risks, eligibility requirements, contraindications, guidelines and care during WI / WB. You must bring your certificate to the hospital when you arrive in labor to be able to participate in water birth.
Please note: taking the WI / WB class does not guarantee you will be able to experience WI / WB.
* NOTE: When the link is clicked, the user will be asked to download the Water Birth Class and certificate.
Download the Waterbirth Class.