View Poll Results: I planned a water birth and...
used the tub, loved the tub, would do it again. 19 55.88%
used the tub, it was some what helpful, would possibly do it again. 5 14.71%
used the tub, but didn't like it at all, wouldn't do it again. 3 8.82%
didn't even use the tub. 3 8.82%
other, please explain. 4 11.76%
Voters: 34. You may not vote on this poll

Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-30-2011, 03:55 PM   #11
an_aurora's Avatar
an_aurora
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 8,425
Re: If you planned a water birth...poll!

I had two awesome waterbirths! They were incredible. No pain whatsoever with either kiddo. I wouldn't labor/deliver any other way if I had the option

Advertisement

an_aurora is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2011, 04:09 PM   #12
KandFsMomma's Avatar
KandFsMomma
Registered Users
Formerly: keirinsmomma
seller
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Oregon
Posts: 4,815
My Mood:
Re: If you planned a water birth...poll!

DS was born in a birth tub in our living room. His labour was very interesting, it lasted 3 days, but by the time I was in active labour (I took 2 doses of castor oil) it was VERY intense, and lasted 3 hours.
Both of my children were born with one hand on their face, with DD (Land birth) I tore, with DS, I did not. (Both babes had the same head/chest sz, ds was only 2 oz larger.
I feel like the birth tub saved me, it was amazing.
__________________
Breastfeeding, Non Circing, Almost Off Grid, Rural livin' Momma to 7yr old DD K and 3yr old DS F born at home in the water! Wifey to my Hot Wild & Structural Fire Fighter DH!
KandFsMomma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2011, 07:31 PM   #13
bigmamakelsey's Avatar
bigmamakelsey
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Montana
Posts: 9,622
My Mood:
Re: If you planned a water birth...poll!

Tried the tub, didn't like, and have no desire to do it again. Just didn't feel good at the time.
__________________
K&K My little firecracker Lennon 10.09, crying before he fully emerged and My little sweetheart Indi 6.12, born smiling
bigmamakelsey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2011, 07:46 PM   #14
BNC's Avatar
BNC
Registered Users
sitesupporter
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 19,507
Re: If you planned a water birth...poll!

I cant advocate enough for the tub! I LOVE it and will do it again!
__________________
Jen -momma to MaryKate 12/13/07, Kara 7/22/09, Adalane "Laney" 2/9/11, ^angel^ 10/13, & Jacob 8/21/14

Search with SwagBucks & earn gift cards!
ADORABLE WINTER HATS FSOT!
BNC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2011, 07:51 PM   #15
JeDeeLenae's Avatar
JeDeeLenae
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Vegas
Posts: 22,118
My Mood:
I loved my birth tub. I felt cleaner, and lighter, and plan to do it again. I don't know if it helped with labor since the only other natural labor I had was 1h 45m until birth, so much more intense.

Sent from my overpriced SGH-T959V using DS Forum
__________________
~Cassie~ Single Mom to Jordan 9/04 and Jaxon 6/06 and Kelli 10/08 and 1/11 and Jevin 12/11
Check out my gallery! PM me for YYMN and other knitting needs.

JeDeeLenae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2011, 11:35 AM   #16
EmilyA874's Avatar
EmilyA874
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: NW Maine
Posts: 1,710
My Mood:
Re: If you planned a water birth...poll!

Loved the tub I labored in our bedroom until 5cm and then got in the tub, it was awesome and I felt a lot more relaxed in the water. I will plan a water birth with my next baby too!
__________________
A, wife to S Mama to DD W born at home in the water on 3/23/11!
my heart warrior DS N born 1/11/13! And sweet DD A born at home 3/9/15!
<3 Did you know 1 in 100 babies are born with a heart defect? 1 of them is mine <3

Last edited by EmilyA874; 10-31-2011 at 06:05 PM.
EmilyA874 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2011, 11:37 AM   #17
Mamatoabunch's Avatar
Mamatoabunch
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 3,535
My Mood:
Re: If you planned a water birth...poll!

All 9 of my HB's were waterbirths. Never want to labor and birth on land.
__________________
Annabelle Mom to Makaley 19, Arden 19, Anniston 18, Taegan 15,Balen 13,Kellen 11, Ellery 9,Innish 7,Eiley 5, Finnian 4, and Esca 2, and Isolde 1/16/2014, 10th hbac, 9th uc.
Mamatoabunch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2011, 11:41 AM   #18
eljube112's Avatar
eljube112
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Ontario, CANADA
Posts: 4,200
My Mood:
Re: If you planned a water birth...poll!

Quote:
Originally Posted by MotherMoonPads View Post
I LOVED it. One thing to note though, if there are complications, being in a pool makes it harder for a midwife to help. My daughter got stuck and I was attempting to give birth in the pool. I had to climb out of the pool (with DD's head out ) for the midwife to assist me. That was something I hadn't considered.
Depends on the complication and the midwife. My dd's shoulders were sticky and I was able to stay in water (flipped to hands and knees) and my mw was able to get her out quickly and easily.

I attempted a water birth with my first. Hated the tub, but I really believe it was because I went in too early and it slowed my labour. ALso, I couldn't keep the water hot enough.

2nd and 3rd were both water births. I didn't get in the tub until I was in transition (after water breaking both times) and it was amazing.

We bought our pool and have re-used it each time. Best investment we could have made.
__________________
Elaine, SAHM to E (11/07), J (8/09), A (2/11), G (11/12), P (7/14)



eljube112 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2011, 12:25 PM   #19
TofuScramble's Avatar
TofuScramble
Registered Users
Formerly: DesertMomma
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 2,922
My Mood:
Re: If you planned a water birth...poll!

My 5th was a waterbirth- it feels nice and all... but totally not "nature's epidural"
TofuScramble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2011, 12:34 PM   #20
Kirsie
Registered Users
Formerly: Kir***m
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 3,069
My Mood:
Re: If you planned a water birth...poll!

Used the tub. Loved the tub. Booked the tub today for December's home birth.
__________________
Please excuse my spelling- I am typing with one hand and trying to hold on to my sanity with the other.
Kirsie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.