Water births increase after One Born Every Minute

Morgan and Javeus with their daughter moments after her water birth.

No viewers can forget the powerful moment from the Australian debut of One Born Every Minute when first-time mum Morgan delivered her daughter Neriella in the bath at Westmead Hospital.

The 21-year-old’s remarkable determination to have a drug-free labour clearly left an impression, as 10 Daily journalist Valentina Todoroska reported a surprise trend since the episode went to air.

Midwives are reporting a significant spike in interest for water births, with many women saying they had no idea babies could be born in water.

Westmead Hospital women’s health director Donna Garland said it was fantastic to see One Born Every Minute helping to raise awareness of women’s options during labour.

“The benefits of water birth include pain relief, comfort and reduced stress, so I’m delighted that more women are exploring this option to see whether it’s right for them,” Donna said.

Read the full 10 Daily report here.

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