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Does the bouyancy of the water really lessen the pain? I have heard a lot of positive things about waterbirth and people swear by it. Anybody who has had one-will you share your story with me? Thanks


Asked by Anonymous at 11:57 PM on Aug. 3, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • i had one and loved it. the water was so nice and warm when i got in it relaxed me instantly. i also didnt feel the ring of fire or anything. my son just slowly made his way out. i wasnt able to have a waterbirth because of insurance with my second and i was totally shocked about how much the ring of fire hurt when he came out. the water does wonders!!

    Answer by trelimon at 12:23 AM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • im totally doing waterbirth this time around! when i was in labor i was like there is no way in hell id do this all natural! but ive heard sooooo many good things about waterbirth. im extremely excited! i was my DH to catch the baby :)

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:30 AM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • I have not ever birthed in water, but I have labored in it and it definitely IS wonderful. I am torn on whether I want a watebirth next time or not, but I know I'll have the tub for at least labor in.

    Answer by NoNonsenseMama at 1:01 AM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • I labored in the tub but it was hard to push because there was nothing to push against. It really does help with pain. Good luck :-D

    Answer by RyaMamaRN at 6:51 AM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • I guess one thing, and I know it sounds kind of silly, but what if you poop in the water as you are pushing your baby out? I know that women poop all the time during delivery....does that happen in the water too? It doesn't seem very sanitary. Did it ever happen to anybody?

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:54 AM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • yes, it does happen in water too. they usually just use a fish net to scoop it out.

    Answer by mommytobobby at 9:59 AM on Aug. 4, 2009