Water birth??

posted 3 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Have you had a water birth?
    Yes, ( what was it like?) : (1 votes)
    4 %
    No : (23 votes)
    85 %
    Other : (3 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
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    640 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I would also like to know information on this. I would love to have one, come time.

    Post # 4
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    482 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    One of my friends had a water birth for both of her kids. She loved it and said it was totally relaxing. She also had her babies at home so I’m sure that helped, too. When the time comes, that’s exactly what I am planning.

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    Both of my sisters had water births at home with their midwives 🙂 they told me they would never do it any other way! You can ask them personally, they’re now Doulas. And they own the Edmonton chapter of momstown.ca, their names are Janine Foote and Kristin Heimbecker.

    Post # 7
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    529 posts
    Busy bee

    I’d love to have one, but think I’d rather be in a hospital, just incase something bad happenned. Not even pregnant yet, but think it sounds a lot more relaxing than lying on a hospital bed. I also love super hot showers.

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee

    @pink_sherbert:  Some hospitals have water birth pools in their maternity wards.  Best of both worlds 🙂

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    @JulietFoxtrot: Ours does, which is why I chose to give birth there, but since finding out it’s twins, we’ve been told by the midwife in no uncertain terms that they won’t let us use the facilities because they have to monitor the babies more closely on the labour ward. 🙁 Makes me sad as I’d have really liked a water birth! 

    Post # 10
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    5421 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @adillon1:  I don’t want children but if I did, I would definitely have a water birth. Reason being I suffered very very badly with period pain due to endometriosis when I was younger (I’m talking pain so severe I was delirious, and even morphine wouldn’t have helped) and the ONLY things which helped were a warm bath, and breathing exercises. Nothing else had any impact at all. 

    Post # 11
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    529 posts
    Busy bee

    @barbie86:  ouch! Did u have a lap to diagnose your endo? Or did they just go by pain symptoms? I’m worried I may have mild endo

    Post # 12
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    1305 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I wanted a waterbirth in the hospital with my first but didn’t get a chance to. She was born super fast and there was meconium in the waters.

    But I’m planning a home waterbirth for this one.

    Post # 13
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    5460 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I delivered in a hospital, but with a midwife.  Unfortunately they’re currently renovating the birthing center at the hospital so they don’t offer water births at this time… BUT- I was able to labor in the portable tub for a bit and that was AMAZING.  I was able to move and shift and change positions between every contraction.  I was 5cm when I got in the tub and she was born about half an hour later!  Every time you move your pelvis moves and shifts, allowing baby to decend lower and lower.  I cried when I had to get out of the pool 🙁  I would DEFNINTELY want to do a water birth if we have any more children.

    Post # 14
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    184 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    my sister had water births and said it was awesome. I was at her last birth (less than 3 weeks ago) the water definitely relaxed her a lot. Whenever I have babies I will absolutley consider it.

    Post # 15
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @pink_sherbert:  I had a lap, as it’s the only way to get a definitive diagnosis and I wanted to know for sure for various reasons. If you want any info/advice just give me a shout 🙂 

    Post # 16
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2008

    I had a water birth, and I completely recommend it to anyone wanting to try it!

     

    I had a home birth attended by two midwives, and they had suggested having a birthing pool set up in the house to help with the labor, even though I wasn’t sure I wanted to use it at the time. I didn’t actually feel desperate enough to try it until about two hours before DS was born, and at that point we had tried every natural remedy to ease contraction pain. Changing positions, walking, acupuncture, massages etc, but I hadn’t wanted any drugs of any kind. When I finally got in it was such a relief! It helped *so* much with the pain and the warmth really relaxed me. The only time I got out from then until the birth was a final exam to determine that I was close to 10 cms.

     

    I hadn’t planned on actually giving birth in the water and we’d had a birthing spot set up in the spare room, but I couldn’t imagine getting out and leaving the comfort of the water when it came time to push so I just told my midwives that there was a change of plans and they rolled with it. DS was born into the water and the midwife snatched him right up and laid him on my chest. No danger to him at all. And they say babies born in water are actually calmer their first few days of life and while I don’t know if there is any science backing that up, my son was fairly quiet the first five days. He barely cried, he just whined for the most part. I was so happy with my experience so in the unlikely event we decide we want a second baby, I’d be in the water from the first minute. 

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