Re: Water birth- Why you did/Why you won't
Of the two times I had the option to birth in water - I did not the first time, I did the second time, I will NOT birth in water again.
I have transitioned in water with both, the first time I had the option to birth in the water, I was very clear I wanted to until the last minute. I got out, birthed on a stool, loved it.
With our last one, again I transitioned in the water, but since I swore I wanted to birth in water, I stayed. I gave birth in a corner jucuzzi style tub that my husband and I were in. I HATED pushing in there. I felt slippery and couldn't seem to feel anything to bare down against despite handles. It made me panic but it was over quick enough to not stop and move. I birthed my placenta in water as well and didn't move for about 25 minutes after that. I was glad to have the warmth after, I loved laboring it in, but I wont ever birth in water again.
This time.. I'm absolutely planning on birthing on a stool again, I LOVED it!!!!
, Wife to Damon
Together we have Daunika
(3) and Kalani (1)