An infection of concern to midwives, obstetricians and paediatricians is called Group B Streptococcus or’ Group B Strep’. Group B Strep is a bacterium found in your vagina and gut which is present in up to a third of the population and it is transient, meaning it may not always be present throughout your pregnancy. We all have colonies of different bacteria in our digestive tracts, throats, skin, etcetera, and most of the time they do not make us ill.
“Pure water is the world’s first and foremost medicine” – Slovakian Proverb
Water birth is not a new phenomenon or trendy fad. There are tales of South Pacific Islanders giving birth in rock pools and Egyptian Pharaohs being born in lakes.