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Tarra June 17th, 2009 10:27 PM

Water Birth?
Hi everyone,

Im due on the 26 August with my first baby. Im going to RBWH in Brisbane, Australia. I have had a few drama's with them as far as getting a appointment with a doc goes. I now have to wait until im 4 weeks of having my baby to see a doctor!!

I am thinking of having a water birth and wanted to know if any of you have had one and what it's like. Also, can you have gas/pain releif with a water birth?

Tara :)

viXen June 18th, 2009 05:58 AM

Re: Water Birth?
First, let me start by saying hello and welcome, to JM and the group!!! Congrats on your pregnancy!!

I am upset to hear you can't get a doctor's appointment until 4 weeks before your delivery date!! That is crazy! Have you thought about possibly switching facilities or doctors?

As for the water birth, I do not have experience with this. I believe water births are usually medication free births. I know you can't do an epidural for sure if your doing a water birth, but I am unsure about other kinds of pain medication.

We hope you stick around and look forward to hearing more about you!

ChicaChels June 18th, 2009 06:24 AM

Re: Water Birth?
at my hospital I am having an "Unofficial" water birth with a midwife - what that means is technically in the state I am delivering in babie's can't be born in water, but my midwife group doesnt make you get out of the tub :) ... and the policy for my hospital for pain meds is that you absolutely cannot have any if you want to stay in the water. Not even a shot of stadol or something. The second anything goes into your body other than fluids, you are out of the tub permanately. I would ask your hospital what their policy is though because I am sure it varies from hospital, especially since you are in Australia and I am in the US :)

btw welcome and congrats on your pregnancy :)
Have you not seen a doctor at all then?

ericanicole June 18th, 2009 07:26 AM

Re: Water Birth?
Not much help on the water birth topic but wanted to say hi and welcome you to the board!

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