Thanks ladies turned out I didn't need to pee anyway haha!
Now that I've had the water birth I can answer this question
I went in with the intention to have a water birth and I was planning to get into the water when I felt I was close to delivering baby. But when I got there, the MW had already filled the bath for me and encouraged me to get in, even though I was only at 3cm.. She told me it won't slow things down.
I got in and spent about half an hour in the water but I did feel that the contractions had practically stopped while I was in there. as soon as I would stand up to go to the toilet or shift my weight out of the water I would have a contraction, so I decided to get out, dry off, get dressed and try something else..
Spent a good hour bouncing on a fitball until the contractions were getting really bad, then I got back in the water and stayed there until after Bub was born. That was only a short time though.. About half an hour from getting back in the water to pushing him out.
Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy and I hope you get your water birth!
Thanks @witherwings for the info!
Good to know that if I do find things calm/slow then I'll get out the water for a while. It's so hard to anticipate things when some people dilate so slowly and others so quickly. Hopefully I can stay home as long as possible like you did.
Hope you and your little guy are doing well!
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