Emory Decatur supports water immersion during labor and water birth options for today's women desiring choices for pain relief in labor and birth.
If you are interested in learning more about water immersion during labor or water birth, we invite you take this free, online class. To find out if water immersion during labor and/or water birth is an option for you, please speak with your OB Provider. Both water immersion and water birth requires OB Provider approval.
If your OB Provider has already approved water birth as a part of your birth plan, you are required to complete this free online class prior to coming to the hospital. We recommend completing the class during your 6th - 7th month of pregnancy. You must bring your certificate to the hospital when you arrive in labor to be eligible to participate in water birth.
Please note: Completing this class does not guarantee you will be able to experience water immersion in labor or water birth.
* NOTE: When the link is clicked, the user will be asked to download the Water Birth Class and certificate.
Download the Waterbirth Class.