So basically, has anyone had a water birth??
I'm kinda looking for people who have done it in and out of water (or however you would word that) and how they compare?
which one was preferred?
I've seen 7 babies be born, and was the labor coach for three, but no one in my family has ever had a water birth
I actually have the option to have one so I just wanted to ask people that have had one.
My family think its kind of weird lol but I'm open to it.
Let me know. I'm SUPER CURIOUS!
I tried, but every single time something pulled me away from the water. Last time I would have but there wasn't enough time to do it. I was in the bath one minute, out the next and baby was born. Then I got back in after baby was born lol.
Quoting ying.yang[16 weeks]♥:" lol this is a hot topic! @Phuket: why do you plan on trying a water birth this time???? like what made you want one? so i've watched water births on YouTube lol and they look soooooo easy. lol"
well my 2 birth were typical hosptail births, PItocin, epidural. that sorta thing.
my last baby i had all natural, i started labor on my own and did it all with no drugs at all, it was amazing.
i moved and the hospital here has a natural birthing floor where they allow actual water birhts! im so excited, my first appt is on tuesday and i am going to ask all about it, but i also watch lots of videos. i found one on pinterest the other day that was insiring and she looked so calm and the babies dont cry when they come out they just float in the water and look at you.. amazing.
this is where iplan to deliver. i got my insurance and everything around this hospital just to go here
that place looks amazing!
i'm in AK and at the army hospital here they offer water birthing, which had never piqued my interest before because it was never an option. but i am considering it. i have no idea if its anyyyything like the one you're planning yours at, but i hope so! that looks sooo comfy and cozy.
when you do yours, are you planning on having your partner(or labor coach) in the tub with you?
&& do you know how fast after you give birth you can get out of the tub? lol i'm just thinking about swimming around in your own blood nd stuff after birth. lol.
Where I live you don't much of an option for how you want to labor or give birth. The hospital here will let you labor some in the bath tub, but only if you dont have an iv in you. And then you have to get out for the delivery.
To make things worse in my state it is illegal to be/use a midwife. I am not sure on the actual wording of the law, but it basically states you have to be a licensed medical professional, ie a dr. It is true for many of the southern states around me.
It was fairly upsetting for me and my wife to find out the only choices where in the hospital or at home unassisted.
This hasn't stopped several of out friends to have home watherbirth for various reasons. Some went smoothly, others had some complications, they were all amazing.
The biggest draw for a water birth is fairly obvious, especially if you have been pregnant before and gone swimming in the 3rd trimester. Being in the water will ease some of the weight and pressure your feeling, and if its warm, but not too hot, will ease some of your pain too.
If you want to have a natural birth having some large volume of water will normally help. It really depends though, being in the water doesn't always work. The "container" that your in might not let you move or position the way your body feels it needs to be.
Quoting ocelot:" Where I live you don't much of an option for how you want to labor or give birth. The hospital here will ... [snip!] ... doesn't always work. The "container" that your in might not let you move or position the way your body feels it needs to be. "
its not illegal to be a midwife. I think you are reading information that isnt right. in ohio homebirthing isnt "legal" but lots of womenstill do it and use midwifes.
giving birth is legal. you can do it how you want : )
How do you make homebirth illegal? They can't really stop you from doing a natural bodily function at home.
I must apologize though. At one point a law was proposed to make all midwives required to be certified nurse midwifes, but it did not pass. The last time I had been informed the law was passed, but happily that is not the case. The whole point was to ensure quality of care etc.
Against the law or not it shouldn't stop you from giving birth the way you feel is best for you. Assuming of course that you and your baby are safe.
My main point was that you should find out what all your options are and where you are best able to accomplish them. It's great to make plans and work out how you would like to have your baby, but life likes to complicate things.