Water Birth

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Registered: 04-11-2004
Water Birth
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Wed, 07-23-2008 - 5:58pm

Hi ladies, Im 44.5 and due in january. Im thinking of trying a water birth but thought some imput might be nice. I have had 3 live births the first 10 pounds 24 inch natural birth, 6 pounds 24 inches pain med, 9 pounds 24 inches and induced birth with 48 hours of hard labor. So Im praying god will bless me with an easy birth { Are'nt we all } and thought maybe I could go natural and in water. anyone have any imput ?

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Registered: 12-31-2006
In reply to: baker22
Wed, 07-23-2008 - 6:58pm

I thought I might do this until I started asking about all that "stuff" that comes out of you as you are in labor.


Don't know why I had this idea of being in nice, clear water all through the labor...LOL.


If you aren't concerned to be in a soup of delivery waste, then I certainly agree that it is a way to go. It sounds so good for the baby.


I'm too squeamish.


Good luck :-)

Yvonne :-)

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Registered: 11-14-2007
In reply to: baker22
Fri, 07-25-2008 - 9:24am

I don't know much about it, but my niece delivered her 2nd child that way and loved it.

Amanda

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Registered: 11-15-2007
In reply to: baker22
Mon, 07-28-2008 - 12:40am
Sorry, I can't offer advice on it or experienced it. But, if I had my choice, I would definately do it. I've seen it done on t.v before and it looks and sounds like a great birthing experience. I'm a water person and would spend all day in the water if it was possible (lol). My hospital that I delivered all 4 of my children at did not offer it. :(

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-14-2005
In reply to: baker22
Mon, 07-28-2008 - 11:09am

I had my daughter last year....at age 42.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-11-2004
In reply to: baker22
Mon, 07-28-2008 - 6:44pm
Nicki thank you for your info, as weird as it sounds being 44 and 45 at the time of birth
iVillage Member
Registered: 12-06-1998
In reply to: baker22
Thu, 07-31-2008 - 10:33pm

Wow Nikki what a wonderful birth story -- that is EXACTLY

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Registered: 10-14-2005
In reply to: baker22
Fri, 08-01-2008 - 10:46am

Hi Gwen,


It really was