(Closed) water births

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am planning on a water birth. My only concerns are not being able to do it! We are planning a natural, mid-wife assisted water birth at a birthing center attached to a hospital. I know anything can change, but I really hope we get to try it this way!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

my sister did water birth for all four of her pregnancies and she didn’t use any pain killers. since she did it so many times without fail, i’m thinking she would say it’s very much worth it to make sure you get a water birth.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Check out the website: http://www.everybodybirths.com

I think there are some water birth stories on there.  It was run by Miss Dumpling.  It hasn’t been updated in a while, but I’ve already read every birth story on there!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

We had a birth pool so that if I did want to push in the water I could. Ultimately I transferred from my homebirth to the hosptial and delivered otw to surgery (automatic cesrean b/c my hospital has a vbac ban).

Water IS ahhhhhhhmazing for labor though and helps SO SO much!

My MW told me to leave my options open on where exactly I wanted to birth…. she said that she had moms that said they would have a waterbirth and when it came time to push they were out on the birth stool & visa versa.

I’d give yourself the option and then just listen to your body when they time comes! =)

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I realllyyyy want to try this nest time I have a baby. I was in the water during labour in my past pregnancy and it made everything feel soo much better! My midwife would have let me deliver in the water if i hadnt been in the hospital (they had to induce me because my water had broke but after 2 weeks of waiting i wasnt in labour) So next time im deffinatly having a midwife again and if we have our own house i want to do an athome water birth!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We’re going to have a birthing pool and I’m really hoping that we’ll be able to make it through the labour and delivery using it. I’ve never been a bath person, but through this whole pregnancy I’ve been SO drawn to water and loving baths, so it just seems like the right fit. If we have to transfer to the hospital (whether I want pain meds, or if we need intervention), they have one whirlpool suite, so I’m hoping we could get that to use if possible.

A few of my girlfriends have said that water didn’t help them, but others said a bath or shower was like magic for them during labour, so I think it’s just finding what works best for you and your body!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

@babybuzz:  I’m not a bath person at. all! But I most definitely got into our tub & during contractions Darling Husband would pour warm water over my belly! Not have to hold myself help & the water on the belly totally helped me relax! Goodluck on your homebirth! I love that more homebirth mommas are coming out! =)

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@ChocolateLime:  Oh great – you are in England too!

Yes – you can have gas and air in the water pool!

But you can’t have an epidural or pethidine.

I am also planning to go to a midwife led birthing centre, the one I have in mind has lots of birthing pools and they said it’s likely one would be free. The hospital I would have gone to only has a couple of pools which are likely to be full.

I think the water would be really relaxing, though I’m nervous about the potential messyness!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@runsyellowlites:  Our family/friends think we are absolutely INSANE, but our house is literally about a 4 minute drive to our local hospital, so if we change our minds about it or need intervention, it’ll be easy enough to transfer with our midwife team. I hope that in time they learn more about it and understand we wouldn’t do anything that we felt was risky or dangerous. As my midwife explained it though, if we were in hospital and needed intervention, it takes them 20 minutes to assemble a team. If we’re at home and need intervention, we call the ambulance (or drive, whatever the situation requires), call the hospital, get over there. Same 20 minutes, just a different location.

I’m just looking forward to being in an environment I’m comfortable in that’s calm and familiar. I’m not crazy about hospitals, so I just feel like I wouldn’t be as at ease there. I also reserve the right to change my mind after 4 contractions and go to the hospital for pain meds if that’s what I want 😉 LOL!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

I think it sounds awesome, but I wanted to have my baby in the hospital and the most they have is a jacuzzi tub for laboring in, but not birthing in. I bet the water eases a lot of the pressure and pain, though!

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