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    I'm so excited. Since I had my daughter, my hospital has gotten portable tubs that can be rented during labor. I was a little uncertain about reserving one because I didn't want to end up paying for it if for some reason I'm not able to use it, but I found out that they don't charge you unless you actually use it. I thought it would be wonderful to labor in water so I'm so thrilled to get the chance!
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    That's great!! I am excited to try the water myself.
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    That's exciting!
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    That's great, Shannon!

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    That's great! I'm excited about water birth too...it really looks so soothing. Nice that you can have one reserved without being committed!
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    That's exciting. I have used tubs for labor with both of my births, but neither hosptial did waterbirth. I would love to get to use a big tub instead of a standard bathtub-sized one--it's hard to get into a comfortable position in a small tub.
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    I don't think they actually let you birth in the tub at my hospital either. I'm not sure, but I'm guessing because they're calling them labor tubs not birth tubs. Right now I'm fine with that. I actually think I want to get out and push with a squat bar but I guess we'll see what happens.

    These are the tubs they have. They look nice and deep!
    http://www.aquadoula.com/
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    Just to let you know, just because the policy says you can't birth in the water doesn't mean you CAN'T. They can't really control that. A girl from my HB class had her baby a month ago in the water at a water-labor-only hospital--not on purpose or by being stubborn, but just because by the time she realized she was crowning it was all going too fast and she couldn't physically have gotten out anyway, and they didn't push the issue at that point. So, I'd say go into it just thinking you'll do what feels right to you in the moment and see how it goes. I was even more nervous about getting "risked" out of my birth center to the hospital because of that same policy until I heard that birth story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cactuswren View Post
    Just to let you know, just because the policy says you can't birth in the water doesn't mean you CAN'T. They can't really control that. A girl from my HB class had her baby a month ago in the water at a water-labor-only hospital--not on purpose or by being stubborn, but just because by the time she realized she was crowning it was all going too fast and she couldn't physically have gotten out anyway, and they didn't push the issue at that point. So, I'd say go into it just thinking you'll do what feels right to you in the moment and see how it goes. I was even more nervous about getting "risked" out of my birth center to the hospital because of that same policy until I heard that birth story.
    THis is interesting - I'm pretty sure the policy at the birth center & the hospital we are using is not allowing waterbirths, but you can labor in the tub, I never though about it other than to be slightly disappointed in the fact that we couldn't do a water birth. I'm keeping this in mind!
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    How exciting for you! I love that your hospital allows you to rent birth tubs, very neat.
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