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August 22nd, 2010, 08:07 PM
Motherbird Motherbird is offline
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I had one waterbirth where I delivered the placenta in the water..with just a gentle cough a few short minutes after baby...and one water birth where I delivered the placenta outside the tub. I think delivering in the water felt more natural and super easy. Both births were attended by a physician.

But I've heard that it could be cause for infection if delivered in the water. I know that has also been readily disputed. But I did develop a pretty bad uterine infection after the one birth. May or may not have been related to the underwater delivery of the placenta, but it did make me wonder...
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