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Old 12-03-2012, 09:07 AM   #9
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Getting in the tub "too early" can also stall labor. I wasn't allowed in until 4-5cm. Things really sped up of me in the tub, as in I wouldn't have had time to get an epi if I wanted one. I went in at 4-5, was in for maybe 45 min to an hour, felt pushy, water broke. When I got out I was between an 8-9 and in transition. It varies for each person. I was allowed to deliver in the tub, but I didn't really want to. For me it would have been hard to get leverage. I think some of the benefits for me that it helped relax me(probably why I progressed so quickly), and helped soften perineum. I had no tearing..
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