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Table 2 What midwives enjoy about caring for women who labour or birth in water

From: Midwives’ experience of their education, knowledge and practice around immersion in water for labour or birth

Theme Definition of Theme
Instinctive birthing Nurtures instinctive birthing behaviour led by the woman
Woman-centred atmosphere Provides an environment which is woman centred, calm and peaceful and relaxed.
Undisturbed space Creates an undisturbed space where access is mediated by the water.