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Easing Labor


Women beginning labor are advised to soak in a warm tub. The water’s buoyancy lifts the baby’s weight off the mother’s back and relieves contractions.

Now women have the labor tub option at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where the tub was installed last fall.

Laura Godfrey holds her daughter, Avery, at the labor tub.

(Patients undergo labor in the tub, but do not deliver in it.)

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