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waterbirth/afterbirth question Nomo 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
18th Dec '12

If you had a waterbirth, did you also birth the placenta in the water? is that allowed or do they make you get out of the tub before they do it?

user banned Ohio 4193 posts
18th Dec '12

My Midwife said that they normally deliver the placenta out of the water... something having to do with accurately measuring blood loss or something (could have just been me, I was on blood thinners throughout my last pregnancy). With that being said... I ended up delivering my placenta in the water without complication.

Emma+Abby+Logan+Charlotte 4 kids; Oregon 3626 posts
18th Dec '12

I delivered all my kids ( expect my first LONG STORY) in the tub. Its normal for my midwife to do it this way. I did go to a free standing birth center so it may be different in hospital birth centers.

Nomo 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
18th Dec '12
Quoting Emma+Abby+Logansmommy:" I delivered all my kids ( expect my first LONG STORY) in the tub. Its normal for my midwife to do it ... [snip!] ... for my midwife to do it this way. I did go to a free standing birth center so it may be different in hospital birth centers. "


your kids or placenta? as long as all is good my baby will be born in the water, but i wanted to know about placenta

Mrs.Mechanic Due January 5; 2 kids; Soldotna, Alaska 2220 posts
18th Dec '12

Both times I delivered my placenta in the water.

Nomo 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
19th Dec '12

thanks everryone

Party of FIVE! 3 kids; Romania 37562 posts
19th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ☮ Phuket:</b>" If you had a waterbirth, did you also birth the placenta in the water? is that allowed or do they make you get out of the tub before they do it?"</blockquote>



I did mine in the water.

Emma+Abby+Logan+Charlotte 4 kids; Oregon 3626 posts
19th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ☮ Phuket:</b>" your kids or placenta? as long as all is good my baby will be born in the water, but i wanted to know about placenta"</blockquote>



Both. I had three water births and delivered the placenta's in the tub.