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Be warned. Many birthing centers will let you labor in the water but NOT deliver in the pools. My two birthing center births were like that. (New York State regs). I had to get out when fully dilated to push. I still fully enjoyed my labors in the water though! Hands down, it was so much easier!
My third I labored much of the time out of the pool only because the MW and DH were still setting it up! lol. That time I got IN to push
Why does it have to be 'free standing'? The birthing center I used was INSIDE a hospital. It was great.
__________________ Kelly Mommy to Jack 11, Christopher 9, Kaitlyn 7, and Ryan 18 months.
My doula from when I had Matthew had a great idea! I've been stressing over where I can have a water birth safely. Home is just too far from a hospital and the nearest birthing center is a whopping 2 - 2.5 hrs away. Plus they kick you out after 4-6hrs which is pretty darn soon. She suggested a "home" birth at a nice hotel room close to the hospital! What a great idea! Now to find a good midwife....
A free-standing birth center is not attached to a hospital - could just be a remodeled house or whatnot. And YES, I for sure want a water birth, not just a water labor! I am someone who does not like to move much at that point.