Water should be maintained and monitored at a temperature that is comfortable for the mother, usually between 92-100 degrees Fahrenheit (32-38 degrees Celsius). Water temperature should not exceed 101 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) as it may lead to an increase in the mother’s core body temperature, which in turn may cause the baby’s heart rate to increase. It is a good idea to have plenty of water to drink to prevent dehydration and cold cloths for the mother’s face and neck. A cool facial mist from a spray bottle is a welcome relief for some mothers as well. If the mother is exhibiting signs of overheating, such as facial sweating or flushing, she should get out of the tub for a short period of time and the water should be cooled. The water does not need to be body temperature when the baby is born. Babies are more vigorous at cooler temperatures (92F/32C).