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    Silly question but what can they do if you refuse to get out of the bath?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plan2bamummy View Post
    Silly question but what can they do if you refuse to get out of the bath?
    Apart from pull the plug, but nothing.

    but the sort of midwife that will be comfortable with you in the bath in labour will probably be comfortable with catching the baby underwater.

    But just understand there are circumstances where you might have the stand out of the water for the safety of you and baby (usually possible shoulder dystocia in second stage, or blood or mec in either stages) and its really important you don't refuse.

    The Midwives I work with have two tones of voice (and discusses this antenatally) - one for "I think the baby is going to be born soon and the hospital recommends you hop out now" so asses are covered if something does go wrong, the woman can't say she wasn't advised to hop out for second stage and then there's the "I need you to stand up now" voice because something is wrong.

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    I had DS at the birthcentre (water birth). As others have said you need to live on the northside with proof of address to be accepted. It is not even possible to labour in water at the royal unless you're in the birthcentre.

    It is absolutely disgraceful that brisbane women living on the southside don't have this option at all. I think you can labour but noth birth in the bath at the mater though.

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    i had my ds two weeks ago at RBWH and was told they dont allow anybody in the baths , (talking about regular labour ward here not birthing cntr) they will not fill the bath up therefore u wont be hopping into it. they let u use the shower tho.

    as for trying to get in by using another address, they wont accept address changes on drivers licences etc but only either a centrelink documentation or a rates/utilities bill.

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    Default BNE royal women's hospital

    I had my son at the rbwh just over 2 years ago and had a fantastic experience! Midwife was lovely and just left us to do our own thing unless I needed her. I laboured in the shower for almost the whole time.

    This baby we are going to the birth centre and I'm excited to try a water birth. We are in the catchment area though. Good luck with your decision!


 

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