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Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index
Online ISSN 1827-1650
Messini S., Tagliaferri T.
Water labor and/or birth are more and more requested and with the increased number of pregnant women choosing water-birth it is necessary to define advices for a safe use of this method of birth-assistance, in order to prevent any possible connected complication.
The criteria for admission or exclusion to water labor and/or birth, correlated with maternal-fetal clinical aspects, hygienic aspects, legal-medicine aspects, are indicated.
The structural, technical, organizing, specific requirements, in addition those of every delivery room, and considered important for water birth places, are underlined.