In some of the reading I've been doing, I've heard it said that you shouldn't have a bath once your waters have broken in case of infection. How is one supposed to accomplish a water birth then?
You're supposed to ignore that piece of misinformation
You can get in once you are in active labour. I have had my membranes rupture before labour twice and have used the bath during labour both times, birthing in it the second time.
The risk of infection is a problem for those women whose membranes rupture, but who then take a while (days even) before labour starts leaving time for an infection to develop. Although if you are sensible and careful about things like keeping the toilet seat clean and not having internal exams, it should be much less of a problem.
Homebirth Loving Doula and Mama to 4 people.
i sent most of my first labour in the bath at the hospital
my waters had broken the day before
It's a woman's choice what she does with her own body, but when she is entrusted with the care of another life, whether in her womb or as a newborn, she has an added responsibility.
The importance of this should be far greater than her own needs.
24/12/06 Rylan Jonathon & 27/09/08 Ezekiel Arthur & Hazelle Mary 06/08/2010
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My waters broke before i started having any contractions with DD, they knew that when i got to the hospy and i was still in the bath for most of the labour.