I did with my first son. Waters broke at midnight and I spent much of the following 6 hours in the bath.
However when I had #2 there was meconium and the nurses insisted on constant monitoring, which wasn't possible with labouring in the bath.
This time around I'm going to a different hospital and I've been told by my ob that they have wireless waterproof monitoring equipment so you can still have a water birth with the monitoring.
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05-06-2016 19:02 #34
Just adding my story here... I had a planned water birth at the Mater in Brisbane. Birth was fast and furious and waters broke almost immediately before my body started pushing... The waters had meconium all through them. Yikes!! I freaked out a fair bit and I think the midwife did too....(as much as a professional midwife can!) as she reached in and grabbed baby from the water to pas her to me, whereas water births are usually completely 'hands off'. I was only 40+2 so not over by much at all. As I was so close to birthing I wasn't asked to leave the pool. I would be have been able to anyway as my body was convulsing pushing a baby out!
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