I had first heard about water-assisted childbirth years ago from my Lamaze Teacher, Chiqui Brosas-Hahn. At the time that she talked about it, she mentioned that it can be more relaxing for both the mother and the child.

In the Philippines, you may want to check out Asian Hospital which offers water birth deliveries. Women who are about to deliver stay in a tub filled with warm water. This relaxes them, calms and soothes their nerves, and allows some women to deliver a baby without any anesthesia. You may call Asian Hospital to inquire about water-assisted childbirth at 771 9000 or 771 9261 in Metro Manila, Philippines.