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Old 09-19-2012, 09:43 PM   #4
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Re: Water birth question: do you get cold?

I was hot with my second baby--I needed them to cool it off.

I know with my first baby, they were putting hot water in periodically (with buckets, and then scooping out some so it didn't overflow) to keep it warm. My midwife tries to make sure the water is a comfortable temperature and that you don't get cold.

ETA: the temperature of the water is important for, in the extreme, avoiding hypothermia, too, so usually your provider will watch the temperature carefully.
Catherine, mama to Preschooler Girl 9/08, Toddler Boy 3/11, and Twin Girls 2/14!

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