Thanks everyone for sharing your stories! I'm definitely keen for a water birth, just want to be sure I have a better idea of what to expect in case it's not for me.
It's also the bath suite at my hospital that appealed to me, it's just so tranquil and calm in there and non-medical feeling. So far no complications that require me to go to hospital in early labour so hoping to stay home as long as possible and can use the bath and shower to get a feel for how it's working for me. I also have a TENS machine (won't use it in the water of course )
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02-11-2016 16:35 #11Senior Member
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02-11-2016 19:08 #12
Make sure you go in with enough time for admission and for them to fill up the tub
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02-11-2016 19:57 #15
I dont exactly fit your criteria in that I didnt plan to have a waterbirth, nor did I actually have one, however when I was in labour I was really uncomfortable and the midwife kept suggesting a bath and I kept telling her NO and I remember at one stage asking for an epidural instead. The midwife said "I tell you what, I'll fill the bath for you, you can hop in and try it, and if you dont like it you can get straight out and we'll get that epidural". I agreed to that (probably just so I could tell her that I knew I wouldnt like it). Well, would you believe I LOVED that bath. I stayed in there for 3.5 hours and the midwife had to beg me to get out to deliver because for some reason I actually dont know, I couldnt deliver in the bath. If I could have stayed there to deliver, I definitely would have.
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02-11-2016 23:16 #18
If you're in the bath a long time, do they keep topping up with warm water?
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03-11-2016 05:55 #20
They were going to change the water in mine as my waters broke and there was meconium but... Bub was crowning.
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