Water Birth

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Water Birth
Fri, 09-13-2013 - 9:18am

Water birth has long been associated with home birth and “crunchy all natural birth”, but the times… they are a changin’!

Many hospitals and birth centers now offer women the option to use water as a means of comfort during labor and some are even allowing women to give birth in the water.

Women, who use “hydro therapy” as a means of relaxation in their normal life (shower, tub, Jacuzzi), often feel called to the water during labor. Many women are seeking out this option for birthing, as it is known to ease the pain of labor and be a softer and smoother transition for the baby.

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Water Birth... What's In It For Y ou?- https://www.rosiepope.com/blog/water-birth-labor/

I've always been fascinated by water births.  Anyone here had one in the past (or is planning one now)?

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Registered: 04-18-2003
In reply to: cmkristy
Tue, 09-17-2013 - 7:10pm

I spent a great deal of labour in the bathtub. VIP, make sure you can fit into the bathtub if you plan to labour in it for awhile. It's one thing to lay in it for a bath, another thing to lay in it to labour. A shower can also be helpful during labour.