Many mothers choose to use the tub for pain relief during labor and some actually give birth in the tub at the birth center.
It is most important that you are in the place that you feel the most comfortable and confident. The tub is available if you need it or want it and you can get in or out whenever you desire, in either birth room at the birth center. (Tubs are not currently available at the hospital. Showers are available.)
Learn more about tubs in labor and water birth at Waterbirth International.