DD1 was born after 8 hours with me on my back the whole time (not by choice).
DD2 was born after 6 hours, again with me on my back the whole time, and again not by choice.
I'm currently 37 weeks 6 days pregnant and have decided on a water birth at the hospital, with my own midwife (who I've had each antenatal appointment with) and my friend who is a doula and was also present for my previous labors.
I'm basically terrified of the pain, especially considering the level I was in with DD2.. But once again I'll be refusing meds as I don't believe it's fair for the baby.. At most I'll have gas, which is also why I opted for the water birth, as I'm told it's "natures epidural" and I really want to work with gravity to try to get through it as fast as possible..
So do any of you have any tips or tricks I could use, and positions, etc to make it quick?
the bath is "standard size" but deeper than normal.