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I'll be having a waterbirth any day now and I would really appreciate some help!
In your experience, how long should I wait until getting into the tub (active labor, transition, etc.)? My midwife said I need to be at least 5 cms so that labor doesn't slow down from the water, but I'm not sure if I should go in asap or wait as long as possible so I can keep moving around more?
By the time I'm ready to go into the water, will I need to continue moving around or will I be ready to just relax by then?
I've never seen a waterbirth before and don't know anyone who has done it; the videos I have seen online don't show very much of labor, only delivery... so I'm just trying to figure out a rough idea of how this is supposed to work, knowing it will depend partly on what my body is saying.