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Another “pearl” of the midwifery model of care-hydrotherapy.  Hydrotherapy is the immersion in water during labor or birth to help relieve pain and increase relaxation.  Other associations that have weighed in on this topic are ACOG and ACNM.

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Rachel has worked as a register nurse (BSN from University of Utah) since 2004 with a work history in Labor and Delivery, NICU and Postpartum Care. She is also the founder of New Beginnings Doula Training which she organized in 2011. When she's not busy being a mother and grandmother, she can be found reading research papers related to some aspect of childbirth.

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