Water Birth anyone?

United States
June 25, 2007 12:04pm CST
I was just wondering how many woman have had or plan on having water births? I have a friend who is due to have a baby on July 3rd. And she plans to have a water birth. I was just wondering if anyone has experienced this and what it was like for you? I can imagine it being amazing experience and would like to know how it feels and why you chose to do the birth in this manor?
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@mgmagana (3621)
• United States
25 Jun 07
no way, i'm a wimp i had to have the epidural and with a water birth, that's not possible. but i have seen it done on a baby story, and i notice a lot of people like it! it helps them relax more.
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• United States
25 Jun 07
I guess im a wimp too then.
@mgmagana (3621)
• United States
25 Jun 07
i didn't mean whoever had the epidural is a wimp, i'm sorry, i just have a really low tolerance for pain. no one can pat me on the back literally b/c it'll hurt, my husband touches me and it hurts, he's like dang u're weak! but idk why i'm like that!
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• United States
25 Jun 07
No hun I was saying it not you I am a wimp.
• United States
2 Jul 07
I wanted so bad to have a water birth when I had my son. Where we were stationed, I couldn't do it. I've always thought it would be a wonderful experience. She's so lucky to be able to do that!
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• United States
2 Jul 07
I bet it would have been a great experience.
26 Jun 07
I've never known anyone who has. A friend once considered it but the midwife she had said that it wasn't actually relexing and that put her off. Personally I think being in the hospital or around a saver here would be better :) Would be interesting though. ~Joey
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• United States
26 Jun 07
Yes thank you.
• United States
25 Jun 07
I am not planning on giving birth at all. You only have 5 children. Why don't you go for six, have a water birth, and let us know what it is like. I know when I have been in pain with my period, sitting in hot water helped a lot.
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• United States
25 Jun 07
Heck no im not having anymore kids.
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@rhinoboy (2129)
25 Jun 07
We had hoped to have one, but my wife's labout went on for 41 hours and she had to be monitored all the way through so couldn't be in the water. Her sister just had our niece by water-birth a couple of months ago though. She said it was more comfortable because floating makes you feel you weigh less.
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• United States
25 Jun 07
Yeah that does make perfect since.