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.