Water births

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6994.1602b (Published 17 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1602

Could saline in the pool reduce the potential hazards?

  1. C N Barry
  1. General practitioner Wroughton Health Centre, Wroughton, Swindon SN4 9LW

    EDITOR,—I have recently attended four water births; three went smoothly, but in one the baby had some difficulty breathing and was admitted to the special care baby unit, where he had a convulsion and was found to have a low sodium concentration. Inhalation of water was thought to be …

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