(Closed) Water births

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
792 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

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 # 5
2006 posts
Buzzing bee

Check out Mrs. Avocado’s blog (thatwifeblog.com). She’s planning an at home birth and just purchased a birthing tub.

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