Water birth has long been associated with home birth and “crunchy all natural birth”, but the times… they are a changin’!
Many hospitals and birth centers now offer women the option to use water as a means of comfort during labor and some are even allowing women to give birth in the water.
Women, who use “hydro therapy” as a means of relaxation in their normal life (shower, tub, Jacuzzi), often feel called to the water during labor. Many women are seeking out this option for birthing, as it is known to ease the pain of labor and be a softer and smoother transition for the baby.
Water Birth... What's In It For Y ou?- https://www.rosiepope.com/blog/water-birth-labor/ 
I've always been fascinated by water births. Anyone here had one in the past (or is planning one now)?