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February 20th, 2013, 03:22 PM
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I know that we have several birth center and homebirth moms. Who is planning to birth in a pool/tub? Or labor in one? What tub are you using, if you're getting your own? Just curious!
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February 20th, 2013, 04:12 PM
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Will labor and deliver in tub if I make it to 37 weeks
I just use the tub they have at the birth center unless we opt to do the birth at home, then whatever they have to rent!
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February 20th, 2013, 04:42 PM
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I wish I could have a water birth! It's not an option at the hospital I'll be delivering it :'(
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February 20th, 2013, 05:47 PM
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I'm going to try to do a home water birth in a large rental tub if I don't scare myself out of it and drop the midwife all together. I hate this nervousness when I was never worried about it before! Grr.
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February 20th, 2013, 07:33 PM
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I wish I could have a water birth! It's not an option at the hospital I'll be delivering it :'(
me neither. Would love to try it!
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February 20th, 2013, 07:53 PM
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I was calling around to local hospitals for my friend who was looking for a hospital water birth or even just the option to labor in the tub...and NADA! And we live in a big city! That's kind of frustrating that hospitals don't tend to offer it!
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February 20th, 2013, 08:02 PM
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I would love to do a water birth! Maybe the next baby when DH is actually here for the birth.
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February 20th, 2013, 08:06 PM
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I'm doing a home birth with a pool. This is my third time. The first time I rented a hard sided tub and hated the hard sides.
The second time I used an intex blow up "fishie" pool. I LOVED it. It was perfect. I filled the water pretty high and could literally stretch out.

The third baby I was at the hospital and all they had was a small shower that wouldn't even be big enough for an RV. It was ridiculous.

This time we're in a different house, and can have another home birth. I can't use the same size intex pool as before, but I AM getting another smaller one that is 60 inches across. I've compared the sizes to some of the "official birth pools" you can find online that are like $100+. This one is less than $30 on amazon.
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February 20th, 2013, 08:09 PM
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I will be having a water birth, using the tub at the birth center.
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February 20th, 2013, 08:13 PM
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I'm doing a home birth with a pool. This is my third time. The first time I rented a hard sided tub and hated the hard sides.
The second time I used an intex blow up "fishie" pool. I LOVED it. It was perfect. I filled the water pretty high and could literally stretch out.

The third baby I was at the hospital and all they had was a small shower that wouldn't even be big enough for an RV. It was ridiculous.

This time we're in a different house, and can have another home birth. I can't use the same size intex pool as before, but I AM getting another smaller one that is 60 inches across. I've compared the sizes to some of the "official birth pools" you can find online that are like $100+. This one is less than $30 on amazon.
Yeah, I saw that one on Bring Birth Home but I was torn because I'm wondering, as stupid as it may sound, if the fishies will distract me. Or make me feel like a loser lol I was kind of hoping the more expensive ones were more comfortable though. I was thinking about La Bassine.
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February 20th, 2013, 09:36 PM
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I've never used the la bassine, I honestly can't afford to get it. I was quite comfortable in the fishie pool. It had the inflatable sides to lean against which is what i really wanted.

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Yeah, I saw that one on Bring Birth Home but I was torn because I'm wondering, as stupid as it may sound, if the fishies will distract me. Or make me feel like a loser lol I was kind of hoping the more expensive ones were more comfortable though. I was thinking about La Bassine.
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February 21st, 2013, 05:37 AM
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The hospital I'm delivering at has a couple rooms with birthing pools. It just depends on if they are available when you arrive, but I'd love to try it. I don't think they let you birth in the pool though. I do wonder if I'd like it though. Each time I've been in labor before, I've tried to take a bath at home and hated it. Maybe because we just have a regular sized bathtub and it's not at all deep enough, but in general, I really like to move and walk through my labor. Do you all think a deeper pool would make a difference?
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February 21st, 2013, 05:50 AM
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Do you all think a deeper pool would make a difference?
Well I know when my midwife talked about pools, she did say to make sure I get one that covers me!
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February 21st, 2013, 06:23 AM
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I want to if I get the time. I'm scared of having a quick delivery.
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February 21st, 2013, 06:49 AM
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Yeah, I think the same for me. I had a 3 hour labor last time and they broke my water. I'm nervous that since it'll be breaking on its own this time, the baby will practically fly out!
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February 21st, 2013, 07:48 PM
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Planning my third waterbirth! My midwife has several tubs available to rent, I'll probably use the same one as last time, I liked it. Not sure what brand it is, but it's blue, inflatable, and has a cushioned bottom.
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February 22nd, 2013, 06:24 AM
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Our birthing center has a large birthing tub (jacuzzi or something?) in each room. I had a water birth last time and LOVED it. I'm definitely hoping to do that again. It was an amazing experience and I swear I never actually felt pain. It was really just wonderful.
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February 22nd, 2013, 10:37 AM
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I like the idea of water birth but i'm afraid I will get grossed out sitting in the water that all the nasty stuff is in. I'm weird like that. I might labor in the tub but idk about birthing in it.
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