These moms opted for a natural delivery and their babies came out healthy and strong
Moms often choose to deliver their babies in a hospital with doctors surrounding them. But there are moms who have chosen to give birth via the water birth process.
Waterbirth according to the WebMD website is the process of delivering your child in a birth pool filled with warm water. This can be done in the hospital or at home. More often, a doula helps the mother by providing physical and emotional support.
A number of mothers including celebrities have opted for a water birth in the past years. Some of the reasons include wanting to experience the natural method of giving birth and others for safety due to the ongoing pandemic.
Here are some of the celebrity moms who shared their experience giving birth through the waterbirth process.
1. Max Collins
GMA 7 actress Max Collins and husband, actor Pancho Magno welcomed their son Skye Anakin on July 6, 2020. In her vlog, the To Have and To Hold actress shared her journey and how Pancho has helped her in the delivery o their son at their home.
Pancho also shared a short video in 2020 after the birth of their son.
2. Coleen Garcia
Actress Coleen Garcia and TV host Billy Crawford also made the decision to do waterbirth for the arrival of their son Amari on September 10, 2020. Coleen and Billy shared some photos of the process on their social media accounts.
3. Alyanna Martinez
Fashion stylist Alyanna Martinez, daughter of actor Albert Martinez welcomed daughter Adalynn with her husband, photographer Roy Macam in January 2018. According to Alyanna, the process “was a quick birth but it was not easy.”
“very struggle, pain, challenge & months of preparation for this one moment washed away with the water & no longer mattered as soon as I held her in my arms for the first time. I would definitely do it all over again in a heartbeat just to relive that exact moment,” she said.
4. Jennica Garcia
Actress Jennica Garcia welcomed her second daughter Alexis with Alwyn Uytingco via water birth on June 25, 2018. Jennica also shared that aside from the water birth, she also chose to do a lotus birth, leaving the umbilical cord connected to her daughter until it falls.
5. Katarina Rodriguez
Beauty queen, actress, and model Katarina Rodriguez is the latest celebrity to try a water birth. She welcomed her son Robert Joaquin with partner Niño Barbers last August.
In an Instagram post, Katarina wrote about the experience, saying she now understands the question essence of a woman.
“What’s the essence of a woman? Her POWER. Power to rule her mind and her body. Power to overcome [the] pain that feels like death but in turn births life. The power to do whatever it is she puts her mind to,” she said.
Cherishing the moment
Regardless of whatever option moms choose to deliver their child, always make sure to have the guidance of experts. After all, it’s not just your life on the line but also the life of your child.
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