OHSU

Waterbirth

Waterbirth tub at OHSU

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.

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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.

Contact Labor and Delivery

If you think you are in labor, please call us 

503 494-7534

Waterbirth Class

A preparatory class is required for women who choose waterbirth.