Women requesting immersion in water for pain management during labour and/or birth policy

Applicable to: Health service providers including contracted health entities

Description: This policy is to assist, educate and enable midwives and medical practitioners to care safely for healthy pregnant women who choose to use the bath and / or pool during all stages of their labour and birth. The policy is applicable to all relevant Health Service Providers and contracted health entities. Compliance with this policy is also recommended for private and non-government facilities and private practicing midwives.

Date of effect: 03 April 2017 to 03 April 2022

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