Just curious. Water birth?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
2815 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
1151 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@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
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

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
1413 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
335 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
1652 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@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
2196 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@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
1309 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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 # 13
567 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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
5481 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@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
783 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

@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
1748 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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.

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