Post # 1
Has anyone done the water birth in their own home? I have always wanted to do this since the time i heard you could. I am just affraid of the families reaction to this. What if the baby has problems, and if you need to get rushed tot he hospital you cant cause your already in labor. But i think this would be the best way to give birth. Easyier, cause i am freaked about the pain. I get really bad cramps when i have my period and they says its ten times worse!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME!! so soak my body in water please.
Post # 3
I haven’t done one yet… but I’m planning a homebirth and we will be renting a big tub so if I want to do a waterbirth I will have the option. These days some hospitals with actually allow waterbirths, and you can also look into a birth center if you’re not so comfortable with the idea of having the baby at home. Sometimes complications will arise and mothers need to transfer to a hospital, that’s why it’s always good to be within 30 minutes of one. You also want to have a competent midwife who will know when it is time to transfer. Homebirth is not without risks… but I personally believe that the benefits will outweigh the risks. My midwife actually attended a birth where the baby died due to a prolapsed cord, had she been in a hospital the baby would have had a much better chance… so bad things can happen. It’s true that babies die in hospitals as well though. As for the family, well, I’m not even telling mine. My inlaws know and they’re totally cool with it, but I already know how mine will react and I just don’t feel like hearing about it. I’ve done my research and I don’t feel like playing defense for the next few months.
Post # 4
Yea my mom doesnt want me in there, sweet i didnt know you can have a water birth in a hospital or clinic type of thing. Cant wait to talk to my doctor and do the research.
Post # 5
Check out Mrs. Avocado’s blog (thatwifeblog.com). She’s planning an at home birth and just purchased a birthing tub.