Re: If you planned a water birth...poll!
I wanted a waterbirth badly with #2, but he was born too fast. #3 was a hospital transport and c/s. #4 I had a waterbirth and didn't find it helpful at all. Didn't even bother setting up the pool for #5. With the only one that I actually got my waterbirth, I did NOT like the floating sensation.
For me the BEST way to labor is to be able to stand, sit, and move around because I have very rapid labors. If I ever had another baby (not likely lol) I wouldn't even bother buying waterbirth supplies. I did really like standing in a hot shower with it aimed at my back during late labor, but did not like being submerged.