I have opted for a water birth at my local public hospital. The midwifes are all for it and will do their best to make sure I have a room with a bath.
My question is. How many cm should I be dilated before I get in the water? I know that getting in too early can really slow things down. Also for those ladies who had a water birth, how long were you in the water. Can you sit in there for like 10, 20 hrs? … or just for the last last hour of the birth.
I should have asked these things at my last antenatal class but I don’t just didn’t think to.