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I had a waterbirth with DD and it is definitely something worth trying if you get the opportunity. I think the water and warmth took away some of the pain and made me more relaxed. Every time the midwife monitored the baby, I'd pray the baby was okay - for her own safety and also so I wouldn't have to get out of the bath!! :)
I'm so jealous! i desperately wanted a waterbirth but they wouldn't let me because bubs was too big....i spent most of the time in the shower so technically it was a waterbirth...maybe :confused:. i too found it water to be very calming and its the best pain releif.
i agree the water was amazing i don't no how i delived my other 2 on land. it is so much nicer in water
I have no other children so nothing to compare it to but I definitely wanted to stay in the bath - my own little space, I guess.
It was still excruciating though - possibly because the labour was very quick. It must be different for different people - nothing like those pleasant birth videos I watched!!
too big ??? little bean..there is no such thing...we make our babies the perfect size for our bodies to birth:kiss:
i have had two lovely waterbirths one at hospital and one at home...didn't tear with either, thats gotta say something for waterbirth hey:yes:
Never heard of a baby being too big as a reason not to birth in water. On the contrary, I think giving birth in water to a big baby would make it easier! 10, 11, 12 pounds, no worries ;) as Jarrahsmumma said, our bodies don't grow babies that we can't birth.
i want a waterbirth... it sounds so relaxing!
my second baby was born in water he was 9lbs 4oz, it was a great experience.
My 1st was born in the water, my second I laboured in the water and delivered on land. both times I only had minor tearing. with Sarah I had stitches, with Em I didn't. Have recommended it to almost every1 I know!
Did you give birth in a hospital or at home? I wanna have a waterbirth too.
Hospital Birth Centre. That way if we had any major complications we could quickly b transferred. I had menconium in the water both times but delivered within minutes of having them broken
I had water births for my 2 kids (#1. 10/11/02 & #2 6/6/04) - at Selangor Private hospital on the Sunshine Coast, Qld.
Didn't plan it that way, it just happened. I loved them though :) Didn't have any drugs, or gas or anything. I highly recommend water births :)
I had a 22 minute labour with my 2nd, so only just got in the bath - was on auto pilot really, as didn't really need to get into the water - I was just following my instincts.
I am 6 months pregnant with #3 and now in Perth - I'm trying to decide where to have #3 .......
I had a planned water birth with my daughter. The midwife at ante natal classes told me i was crazy for wanting a water birth.
It was a beautiful experience, i'll definatley do it again.
Funnily enough when we went back to the ante natal class to catch up after everyone had given bith, I was the only one that laboured exactly how they planned.
:yelclap: Well done for telling the mw where 2 go at the meet up. just goes to show that what u believe u can do is usually what u can do.
I had a waterbirth with DS!! It was just amazing!!!!!!!
I had one of my good freinds who has had 3 kids with me as a coach (+ my hubby). After that experince she so badly wanted to have another and have a waterbirth. She said it was just amazing...I agree - It was AWESOME.
I am desperate to have all waterbirths for any others!!!
Jo good luck with future waterbirths. I will aim for another water birth with #3 but #2 had to b born on land. Labouring in water is as helpful as birthing in water bcoz the water elasticises u and if bub is born not long after getting out u still get the benefits of the water. I tore less with #2 than #1 who was born in the water.
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