Waterbirth with OHSU nurse-midwives
Dedicated tubs for underwater birth
If you have decided on a waterbirth, a tub will be prepared for you in your birthing suite. Women who choose waterbirth may give birth (not just labor) in a free-standing heated pool within the Hospital.
A preparation class is required and you must be a patient of the OHSU nurse-midwives to choose waterbirth at OHSU.
Pain relief during labor
Jetted tubs and showers available for all patients
Even if you don’t choose waterbirth, each labor and delivery suite is equipped with a jetted tub and shower. Many women find these comforts help them tolerate the pain of labor.