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During labor, some women use water to attain a state of deep relaxation to aid in their birthing process.
We believe every woman should have the resources and autonomy to make an informed choice about what birth plan makes the most sense for her and her baby.
A water birth in a hospital setting gives women the chance to enter a deep tub of warm water during labor and delivery. With a water birth, women can relax in a quiet room alongside their support system in a more comfortable and controlled birthing environment.
We encourage you to visit waterbirth.org to learn more about water birth
A certified nurse midwife from Inspira Health’s Gentle Beginnings program can answer any questions or concerns you may have when deciding if a water birth makes sense for you.
Women with low-risk pregnancies who choose a natural water birth may have an easier, more comfortable experience.
A water birth can:
Inspira Medical Center Elmer is the first hospital in New Jersey and the Delaware Valley to earn the prestigious international Baby-Friendly® designation. It’s also the only maternity center in the region to offer water birth in a hospital setting. Inspira Medical Center Elmer’s maternity services has received multiple consecutive national Women’s Choice Awards, as well as the highest scores possible for maternity quality standards measured by Leap Frog. Inspira Medical Center Elmer consistently receives high patient experience feedback as measured by the Press Ganey survey.
Inspira Medical Center Vineland is home to the region’s only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the Deborah F. Sager Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Here, babies of all gestational ages and conditions can be cared for close to home. Through a partnership with Nemours Children’s Health, experienced neonatologists and pediatricians are onsite 24/7.
Maternity Services at Inspira Medical Centers Elmer and Vineland have also earned the Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction. Blue Distinction Centers for Maternity Care demonstrate expertise and a commitment to quality care for vaginal and cesarean section deliveries. These Centers demonstrate better overall patient satisfaction and a lower percentage of early elective deliveries.
At Inspira, we believe childbirth should be celebrated in a home-like environment designed to foster a sense of peace and safety. Inspira offers private rooms in which families can stay from admission to discharge. They’re designed to feel more like home than a hospital, but still have all the safety and security access features for moms and babies. The family waiting area offers convenience and comfort for our patients and their families.
Inspira has partnered with Nemours Children’s Health to provide neonatal, pediatric and emergency care for children. Teaming up with Nemours allows Inspira to offer an advanced level of pediatric specialty care to families. Access to Nemours at Inspira is currently available 24/7 at Inspira’s Medical Centers in Vineland and Mullica Hill.
We’re proud to offer natural childbirth and water birth at Inspira Medical Center Elmer, the first hospital in the region to earn the prestigious recognition as a Baby-Friendly® birth facility. Elmer’s Maternity Unit has been carefully designed to promote natural and physiologic birth in a hospital setting.
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