Post # 1
I’m just curious about the water birth method. I have never had children nor do I plan on having children anytime soon.
My co-worker and her husband are TTC and of course us being females, we blab and talk and get on the subjuct of birthing methods and she has mentioned water birth and how she plans on using that method. I have also been doing research on water births and I am also interested in it, when that time comes for me of course.
Unfortunately nobody I know has had a water birth or has even had a natural (no medication birth) so theres no one I can really talk to one on one about this subject.
With the research Ive done, of course, no natural birth, that I have found, is painless BUT water birth does make the labor and birthing process tolerable. I have read that some women explains it as day and night, being in the water during labor is totally different than being out of the water.
So for the women that has had a water birth, whats your opinion?
Post # 3
I haven’t had a water birth, but I really wish I could have. I am most relaxed in a tub of water.. lol
I did find that during my labour the shower, which many women say helps their labour pains, just annoyed me. lol
Many women that I have spoke to who have had water births do say that they really liked the experience.
Post # 4
@Mine29: Check out Candidmommy on YouTube. She is a mom vlogger who has a series of videos on her midwife & home birth experience. Here’s a iink to one of the videos. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh0g6KvkNUM – I actually know her in real life. She’s a pretty amazing mom & her YT channel has a TON of info on pregnancy & stuff.
Post # 6
I would LOVE to have a water birth! My husband however is against it… I have talked him into cloth diapers so I have given in on not have a water birth or midwife… I’m only 6 weeks though so I do have time to wear him down… lol
Post # 7
I’d love to have a water birth but I don’t have that option at the hospital where I’ll be delivering. It seems like giving birth in a tub of water would be so much more comfortable than laying in a hospital bed on your back.
Post # 8
Check out birthwithoutfearblog.com. They have tons of great stories about water births. And other great births too. I hope to have a water birth.
Post # 9
@Mine29: Hi, I tried to have one, but had to get out due to complications. The water made the contractions a bit more bearable while I was in it.
Post # 10
@AbBeeRoad: Can I ask why your husband doens’t want you going with a midwife? (Sorry to threadjack OP!). We are 37 weeks along now and using a midwife – and they are fantastic! Feel free to PM me if you like – maybe he’s misinformed on midwife care vs OB care?
OP – I have heard wonderful things about water births and hydro therapy during labour. Keep in mind that at most hospitals, they’ll let you labour in a tub but will NOT let you deliver in one – so if you want a hospital birth you may have to settle for something close…
A home birth of course is a different story, and a waterbirth is totally do-able. 🙂
Post # 11
I’ve had 2 births. The first one “on land” and the other a waterbirth. Both medication free.
They were both very quick, 6 hours and 2,5 hours from start to finish. The waterbirth was quicker, but it didn’t have anything to do with the water. It was slightly less painful but what I liked best was being weightless in the water. It made moving around so much easier.
Post # 12
Im very interested in water births. The more I think about it the more I want to have a water birth, when that time comes for me. My SO and I have talked about children but never got into great detail about it. We know that we both want to have children and how many children we are wanting but we have never got on the subject of how we want the baby to me birthed.
The only thing I am worried about is not being able to handle the pain. Im very weird when it comes to pain, in my opinion. I have had my belly button peirced, nose and ears. Also have a tattoo and I handled those no prob. but as for others, they say a nose peircing is the worst pain ever. I can handle that kind of pain but when it comes to menstrual cramps. I’m DONE. To me I have like two kinds of different pain tolerances. I pop pamprin and midol like its tic tacs! I would much rather be poked with peircing needles than have menstraul cramps and according to my gyn I have severe menstrual cramps (sorry if TMI) so im extremely scared that I wouldnt be able to handle the pain of labor and birth. Although, taking a nice hot bath does ease my menstraul cramping.
Post # 13
I want a water birth! I have for awhile, even though I’m not having children for a few more years. I am the most relaxed around water and when I found out water births were a viable option, I started my research! Looking forward to reading any experiences posted!
Post # 14
@Mine29: I had a med-free hospital birth, but when I had DD they were renovating the hospital and could not accommodate a water birth. I was able to use a portable tub for laboring though, and I literally CRIED when I had to get out. I felt so much better, more relaxed, more focused in the tub than out. If/when I have another I would love to have a water birth.
Post # 15
@Mine29: Both of my sisters had their first births in a hospital, and their second at home in a birthing tub! Both have told me they will never go back to the hospital unless it is an emergency.
Post # 16
I was able to labor for a few ours in a tub. It was okay for a while, but I was getting temperature annoyed (felt too cold thne way too hot). But I know most people use much smaller tubs for the actual giving birth part. I don’t think it would be for me personally, but I could definitely see it being relaxing for a lot of women! I think it’s so interesting that what you THINK you will want during labor is not always (and sometimes the opposite) of what you actually want! I thought I’d want my husband rubbing my shoulders/nack the whole time, but during the actual event, I was like omg don’t touch me lol.