Has anyone done a water birth?

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Registered: 06-23-2007
Has anyone done a water birth?
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Mon, 03-26-2012 - 6:31am

This is my 7th pregnancy, and I have already had 6 all natural un medicated births. The hospital that I will be delivering at offers a water birth and I was wondering if anyone has done one already? What was your experience and did it help with the pain at all?

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Registered: 04-28-2008
Thu, 03-29-2012 - 9:34pm
I planned to labor in the water with my last pregnancy but got to the hospital just in time to push, so that didn't exactly work out. I'm going to the same place this time though so I'm reallyreally hoping to try it out! That's cool you'll have the option. The tub may just call your name once you're there!
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Registered: 07-08-2009
Wed, 03-28-2012 - 10:31am
Hey, thanks, Kristy!

Mpence, thanks for popping over. You totally sold me. I'm in. The water, that is!
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Registered: 07-05-2005
Wed, 03-28-2012 - 9:33am
Hi there,

i wanted to share a link with you to the Labor & Delivery topic here on iVillage. I know that several members there have posted about having water births and I'm sure they'd love to share their experiences with you. Wishing you the best of luck!

Labor & Delivery- http://forums.ivillage.com/ivillage/?category.id=iv-pplabor

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Registered: 06-17-2000
Tue, 03-27-2012 - 7:23pm

Lurker from the July board (though I am due on the 29th).

I have had a water birth and it is AWESOME!

 

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Registered: 07-08-2009
Mon, 03-26-2012 - 10:45am
I have not, so I can't speak from personal experience, but a couple of my close friends have had one, and cannot praise enough what a difference it made! We'll have the option of a water birth at our birth, and I can't wait to try out that pool. :)
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