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December 8th, 2007, 12:42 AM
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i found great prices and ones i liked..but once it got to ordering and going through all that we would need for blowing up, filling, emptying and deflating...i just don't feel it is worth doing on our own in the hospital. im already going to go in as far along as i can, and then i don't want dh or doula having to fuss or worry about setting up the pool, i would rather them with me. and then what happens if i progress fast?? and don't even have time for it all to be done...then all that time and money wasted.

just weighing the pros and cons, it doesn't seem worth it in the end. it was worth it when i had someone specifically coming to set it up, but not worth $400 that isn't growing on trees in my desert backyard.

it's either go in to the hospital early to have enough time to set it up, or get to stay home as long as possible in my own bathtub at least for the first part of labor if i want to, and get to go in later....going in later seems more important to us.
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Well, that all makes sense. I can understand where you're coming from. I agree, I think staying at home longer is more important that having the pool in the hospital. Plus, what a pain to have to set it up yourself. I'd say just do it at home, but then, if you have a nice bathtub, what do you need the pool for?
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December 8th, 2007, 09:20 AM
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exactly...and again no hoses or pumps etc. i can just make a nice aromatherapy bathtub and use the water for at least relaxation before going in. and im already FULLY planning on using the shower at the hospital if i have enough time.
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Sorry it won't work out for you , I know you wanted to have one , but your right , better to just do what you can at home , go in later and use the shower once there . I'm not even sure I would want to get in a tub in labor , although these past few uncomfy nights the shower sounded sooo nice lol , but I wouldn't mind having the choice of a tub , may or may not happen though so I'm not gonna bet on getting a room with a tub . Even if I do get a room with a tub I got to thinking about it , even here at home I have to clean the tub before I can take a bath , I HAVE to lol , so I know I would have to have hubby or someone go clean the tub before I would get in anyway lol .
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December 10th, 2007, 05:24 PM
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omgosh im the same way rachel. im a FREAK when it comes to sitting in a bath. i get really weird about it lol. that's why it doesn't matter if the place had a bathtub, i wouldn't have done it, i had to buy my own tub to take with me lol (or rent one that has a new liner for every birth) but im way squeamish. i will tell ya, i have heard over and over and over how wonderful water laboring is, it really suppse to be the best pain reliever there is!!
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December 10th, 2007, 05:41 PM
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Oh gosh so we are both freaks lol !

I am kind of wanting a nice warm shower now cause I feel blah and crampy , but it's a stand up shower and theres not enough room for lil boy in there with me , I am really starting think it may be really nice for labor though lol .
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I Think that's a wise decision. A pool is totally optional in a birth and definitely not a necessity. I wouldn't worry about it. Chances are you'll be so caught up in the moment that you won't even care that you don't have a pool. And if you do feel like water would help, there's always the shower.
I got in the shower when i was in labor w/ Addison and it was HEAVEN!!!! The hot water felt so good on my back and I barely felt the contractions while I was in there. And don't forget...another plus to the shower is that standing/swaying in the shower will help bring the baby down!

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December 17th, 2007, 06:44 AM
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Chances are, if you have to set up your own tub, by the time your in the hospital you might not even want to be bothered with it ! I plan to spend a lot of my labor at home in the tub, too. I'd rather be at the hospital with a monitor (just in case...) I won't be allowed to even shower during labor at the hospital, let alone sit in the tub.
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