Topic: Water Birth!
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April 13th, 2013, 12:33 PM
petalfuzz petalfuzz is offline
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With my 1st, I got to the birth center at a 7-8 and went to 10 and pushing in 2 or 3 contractions. I got into the built in jacuzzi, but there was a gas leak and my midwife was late arriving and the tub was only 1/2 full so it wasn't that great. Then it filled while I labored and pushed. My dh accidently turned the jets on for a brief moment and broke my concentration. Anyway, I couldn't find a comfortable position. I kept thinking the water was too shallow and I really needed to be upright. So after an hour, I got out of the tub and sat on the birthing stool to give birth. (took 45 more mins) I did get that "clean" feeling and didn't need to shower until the next day.

For this birth, we rented the blue "born in water" birth tub (forget the brand name). I'm planning on setting it up tomorrow and actually practicing different positions for laboring. And it would be nice for dh to get in the tub with me this time (last time I didn't want anyone to touch me so he didn't get to do much).
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