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    Default FDA seizing birth pools (GOOD NEWS UPDATE in post #29)

    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.ph...50257850942082

    I originally had a different link about this, but it won't work because the preg.org software keeps editing the link (because the blog has the c word in the title) One of the midwives I am probably hiring (the one I haven't met in person yet, but will be meeting tomorrow) was getting involved with this on facebook (she is the one who commented who's profile pic is a green birth pool with the words "come and take it!"). The FDA is *trying* to remove the option of waterbirth by claiming that birth pools are "unregistered medical equipment."
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    I doubt that will work. But that's BS! The midwife that works with my midwife uses a horse trough for a birthing tub. She pads it with blankets and then puts a liner in. Midwifes will just find some other thing to use if they do that. I'm beginning to really hate the FDA. They are great when they are actually helping but when it comes to something they don't get money out of then they have to say it's dangerous and bad.
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    More information: http://www.facebook.com/Hypnobabies?...50258460847082

    Obviously, waterbirth can still happen in kiddie pools, bath tubs, hot tubs, etc if there are no official "birth tubs" available, but I hope they won't even be able to go that far! Right now it looks like the only option is to "prove" that births occurred in water prior to 1978, so that birth pools can be "grandfathered in." People are talking about forming a facebook group about it. I will post any new information here as it comes up.
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    This really is such BS. No matter what I'm still having my birth in water if that is what I want. I'll do it in my bath tub. They really are idiots. Sorry, I'm a little overly irritated at things right now due to the pregnancy. lol. But seriously they are idiots.
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    Oh and Thanks for the updates Brittany! I'll be checking in to see how things are going.
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    That is some crazy stuff. They really don't have anything better to do?


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    Wow, that is completely ridiculous. But considering that it's the FDA, I can't really say that I'm surprised.
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    I really, really hope this doesn't mean bad things for the birthing pool at my hospital. They just installed it the month after I had DS and I will be pissed if something as silly as this takes that option away from me this time. I've wanted a water birth since DD1 and now is the first time I have a real opportunity to actually do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daria View Post
    That is some crazy stuff. They really don't have anything better to do?
    Well, they HAVE been doing really important things like chasing down those crazy Amish criminals who sell raw milk, but when they found out about the criminal water birth element with their birth pools, they realized they couldn't wait!






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    Right, like they couldn't be going after all the artificial dyes in our food that many countries have already banned because they are proven to have harmful effects...whereas water has likely been used for birth since the beginning of time. Don't forget all the junk in our disposable diapers that other countries have also banned...priorities
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