Pregnant women in Lincolnshire can now make use of a state of the art birthing pool in Lincoln County Hospital.
The new pool replaces the temporary inflatable pool, and will help women going through labour ease some of the pain whilst providing a relaxing environment.
The plumbed-in pool is in its own room, with a projector to display calming images around the room as well as music.
Any woman in labour over 37 weeks can use the birthing pool if they have an uncomplicated obstetric medical history.
Matron Fran Gregory said: “We have been fortunate enough to secure funding from the Government to purchase the most up to date plumbed in birthing pool and purchase equipment to support active, natural births.
“The birthing pool at Lincoln County has been developed to provide state of the art facilities for new mothers.
“We are extremely pleased to be able to offer this service to women who want natural, relaxing birth experiences.”