Delivering in water has recently become popular, and more hospitals now offer water births. Water birth, a childbirth that occurs in water, is expected to cause the expecting mother less pain by offering perineal support, which decreases the risk of tearing and reduces the use of episiotomy. However, water birth is still considered an alternative birthing method, and not every doctor is convinced that it's safe. So before deciding on a water birth, be sure you understand the risks and benefits.
Water births are available at HOME Women’s & Children's Hospital (RMB2,500) in Shenzhen and at Elizabeth Hospital(RMB 5,000) in Guangzhou. Call for more details.