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Can you really give birth in a river?

How would I go about doing that? Doesn't that sound like the neatest idea?


Asked by Anonymous at 11:59 PM on Nov. 2, 2009 in Pregnancy

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Answers (12)
  • I think it sounds beautiful! (Women used to give birth in the dirt... and THAT isn't sanitary!) I might have the water tested for pollutants first, and if it's clean enough I'd do it!

    Answer by Annabel1809Lee at 8:26 AM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • Sounds unsanitary to me.

    Answer by Gealach at 12:04 AM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • It sounds cool in theory but I would have to say that I wouldn't want to do it. It would be kinda gross with all the nasty stuff thats in rivers.

    Answer by Frogbaby83 at 12:06 AM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • I personally would be to scared of not being in a hospital if something went wrong.

    Answer by justluvinmyson at 12:07 AM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • it wouldnt be very sanitary..can you imagine getting river water as your first thing in your mouth outside of mama?ewww

    Answer by naturepeace at 12:10 AM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • Ew...a "healthy" river is alive with fish in it...I don't think I need to go further...

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:32 AM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • yeah i agree very neat bubt very dirty as well

    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 12:38 AM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • Can you say Giardia? (sp?) Too much bacteria for me. :)

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:00 AM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • not to mention the water would probably be pretty cold

    Answer by 6under1roof at 1:08 AM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • It was proly fine in the old days when there was less comtamination, well the fish poo, oh eww no river birth just sounds gross and kind of cruel, use a tub. or a lil; pool.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:24 AM on Nov. 3, 2009

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