Health and Wellness

Midwives, McKenzie-Willamette provide unique birthing opportunity

PHOTOS: WHEN A BELLY BLOOMS PHOTOGRAPHY - A couple completes a water birth together. "It increases maternal satisfaction and is safe for babies," said Kanya Del Pozzo, a certified midwife and nurse practitioner.

SPRINGFIELD – You might say that ever since the water birth program was first offered inside McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center about nine months ago, midwives and participants have made beautiful music together.

The harmony of birth mothers and midwives is the result of more expectant mothers seeking a “healing approach” to childbirth, said Kanya Del Pozzo, an expert in women’s healthcare . . .