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January 15th, 2010, 07:03 PM
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It's early but I have been looking into which tub I'd like to get for the birth. Then it occurred to me that the house we're making an offer on has a big garden tub in the master (sized like a jacuzzi tub but no jets). Has anyone labored or delivered in one of these? I don't know if there's a way to make it more comfy but it seems long and deep enough. Of course I can also opt to wait and buy a $20 inflatable. I was just thinking that using the garden tub might make filling/emptying and cleaning a bit easier.
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January 15th, 2010, 08:58 PM
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the tubs at the birthing center are large jacuzzi type tubs without the jets - I dont see a problem! I think if you wanted to be on your knees leaning over the tub wall, you can put a towel in the tub for your knees? youll want to make sure its tall enough to still do the job...Im not experienced as Im planning my first water birth as it is....have you asked your midwife for her opinion?
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January 16th, 2010, 06:53 AM
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If i had a garden tub, I'd certainly use that over the inflatable tubs. Clean up would be so much easier as well as filling it. I'd definitely go with that if I could!
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January 16th, 2010, 07:30 AM
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If i had a garden tub, I'd certainly use that over the inflatable tubs. Clean up would be so much easier as well as filling it. I'd definitely go with that if I could!
I agree! That sounds like an awesome choice to me.
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January 16th, 2010, 08:15 AM
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the tubs at the birthing center are large jacuzzi type tubs without the jets - I dont see a problem! I think if you wanted to be on your knees leaning over the tub wall, you can put a towel in the tub for your knees? youll want to make sure its tall enough to still do the job...Im not experienced as Im planning my first water birth as it is....have you asked your midwife for her opinion?
That's what I was thinking, I had seen them at the birth center too. I haven't asked the midwife as I haven't actually hired her yet. I'm still waiting to get a copy of her contract and then I've got to make a down payment.
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January 16th, 2010, 09:11 AM
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I had a waterbirth in my garden tub. It was great! The only reason we are considering renting a tub this time is that our bathroom is pretty small and my kids have said they would like to be there for the birth so there just wouldn't be enough room. Clean up was awesome though!
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January 16th, 2010, 10:44 AM
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I bet she'll go for it Sounds lovely and I bet clean up would be faster and easier!!!
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January 16th, 2010, 11:52 AM
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We have a similar tub and my midwives said I can deliver in that if I want. I'm not sure if I want to deliver in the water or not yet though.
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January 16th, 2010, 11:58 AM
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It sounds like a good choice!
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