Renting a pool...
View Single Post
January 6th, 2007, 08:05 PM
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Alberta, Canada
I've never posted here before so here's a little run down on my situation before I get to my question. My husband and I have been married 3 years and are just starting to think about TTC. We are both chiropractors and are not into drugs, hospitals, unecessary surgeries...So, we are for sure going to have a homebirth when I get pregnant. My question (finally I know~sorry for being long winded) is...for your homebirth, did you rent a water tub to have it in? If you did, was it any different then a regular birth? Just wondered what your perspective is! Have a great day![/b]
We bought a pool from our midwife and used it for two births.
I had my first two in hospital "dry" (no water) and my last two at home in the pool. The difference was like night and day! I tore with my hospital births, but not my waterbirths. My post partum bleeding stopped weeks sooner than it did with my hospital births. Minimal swelling after birth compared to 2 days sitting on ice packs at the hospital! The water really does cut contraction pain in half!
If you're the kind of person who likes a nice warm bath when stressed or in pain - waterbirth is for you!
Another bonus, all the mess is contained to one spot. Drain the pool, mess is gone.
View Public Profile
Visit ShawnaCAN's homepage!
Find all posts by ShawnaCAN