Date: September 16, 2021 10:59AM
Our bathtub births were not "water births" as the advocates of those practice. In a water birth, the baby is born, and kept, completely underwater, and receives his oxygen through the umbilical cord. After he acclimates to the water--and life outside the womb--for a brief period, he is brought to the surface and breathing is induced.
I'm not sure what the advantage is supposed to be--a gentler, intermediate stage between the womb and the big ugly outside world, I suppose? (Tip o' the hat to Bradley and "Is the human race worth saving?")https://evidencebasedbirth.com/waterbirth/
Interesting to note that the article refers to "the person" and not to "the mother" or "the woman."