HINSDALE – Leading up to the birth of her son Roscoe, Abbi Togtman was intent on going through natural child birth, and she had heard water birth helped to ease the pain of labor and avoid other birthing issues, according to a Adventist Hinsdale Hospital news release.
Togtman connected with OMG Women’s Healthcare, which helped her to arrange for a water birth at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. On May 26, Togtman was the first mother to complete a water birth at the hospital, the news release stated.
Since starting to offer the service two months ago, the hospital has had eight water births, all of them going smoothly, according to a news release.
After studying water birth results conducted internationally, the hospital agreed to offer the service. Fortunately, tubs that some mothers opt to use during the labor process for relaxation were already in place in three of the hospital’s labor and delivery rooms, so the transition did not prove too difficult.