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Old 10-01-2012, 10:14 PM   #3
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Re: tell me about water births

I haven't had a water birth but a friend of mine did for her second child. (I hoped to have one with DS3 but my midwife thought i might relax too much in the water, prolonging my labor time). She said that it was really helpful to be in the water during contractions because the warmth of the water helped her relax. I think most water births are done without pain meds and are usually at home with a midwife. So, obviously, you will feel pain, no way around it. But, I bet it will be an amazing experience, especially because you will be able to feel what your body does while going through the process without meds. This was very empowering for me during all three of my labor and births. Anyway, I'm sure others will be able to share better firsthand experiences with you
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