Water Birth!

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Veni Vidi Vici's picture
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Water Birth!

Anyone else is planning a waterbirth??

I had one with my first, and just did it in the bathtub, but am thinking of using a birth pool this time for extra comfort. Last time I lived in a house with a big soaker tub, but this time we only have a regular tub, so I can't imagine that will be enough space to move around in. I can borrow the birth pool free, I just have to buy a 40 dollar liner, so not a huge expense....
Anyone used one of these before?

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No but I so admire those of you that can do this with no drugs! I had natural birth with my first baby and you couldn't pay me enough to go through that again (I had horrible back labor as well)! I have always wondered though, how long do you sit in the water? Does is stay warm? My baths always have to be super hot or I freeze...

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I'm really considering a water birth. I have to talk to my midwives. They work out of a hospital. i know all the rooms have tubs, but id prefer a birthing pool as well. I may have to bring my own which would be fine Smile

i'm wondering if i had back labor with my first, but i have nothing to compare it too. I couldn't sit for my entire labor or lay on my back. i spent the first 8 out of 12 hours walking and standing. I had brought a birth ball, but i couldn't sit on it. it hurt way too much from all the pressure. when i got tired i leaned forward on things. i absolutely could not get in a bed or on a chair, it hurt way too much. after transition it was time to push and i couldnt push, it intensified the pain in my back back and bottom way too much. At that point i decided i want an epidural. it worked out great and i wouldn't change a thing. Does that sound like back labor or typical labor pain?

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"Carolyn85" wrote:

I'm really considering a water birth. I have to talk to my midwives. They work out of a hospital. i know all the rooms have tubs, but id prefer a birthing pool as well. I may have to bring my own which would be fine Smile

i'm wondering if i had back labor with my first, but i have nothing to compare it too. I couldn't sit for my entire labor or lay on my back. i spent the first 8 out of 12 hours walking and standing. I had brought a birth ball, but i couldn't sit on it. it hurt way too much from all the pressure. when i got tired i leaned forward on things. i absolutely could not get in a bed or on a chair, it hurt way too much. after transition it was time to push and i couldnt push, it intensified the pain in my back back and bottom way too much. At that point i decided i want an epidural. it worked out great and i wouldn't change a thing. Does that sound like back labor or typical labor pain?

This sounds like back labor to me. I personally didn't have it. But my sister did. She had a hard time sitting and laying as well. My labor was all in my stomach and I had no problems sitting or laying. I would LOVE to be able to sit in a tub for some of my labor. But then I would like to get out and be able to get an epidural when I needed it. I bet a bath would be very relaxing during labor.