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Water birth Dean Winchester 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Alaska 16777 posts
28th Dec '12

The hospital I will be giving birth at offers waterbirths.... But theres a weight limit and im 12 pounds heavier. Im hoping I can loose that so I can try a water birth. (I lost 40 pounds with dd)



Has anyone had a water birth? Or a water birth and a normal medicated vaginal birth and can compare for me? I really am curious on what to do :/

user banned 2 kids; Fucking, Austria 36337 posts
28th Dec '12

there is a weight limit?? wtf, why?? :/

Dean Winchester 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Alaska 16777 posts
28th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ℳary ℐane:</b>" there is a weight limit?? wtf, why?? :/"</blockquote>




Just in case there is an emergency and they need to assist me... Its 250 and at my dr apt I was 262. :/

[Shelly&Dexter]-29weeks! Due July 3; 1 child; 1 angel baby; London, United Kingdom 3750 posts
status 28th Dec '12

NEVER heard of there being a weight limit?! :S lol.



I haven't had a water birth (even though i had that planned) but my best friend has had 2 normal and 1 water birth and she said that she MUCH preffered the water birth. she said it took some of the weight off and it relaxed her more inbetween contractions and said it was alot easier for her to push baby out in the water.
She said if she ever has another one she'd try go for water birth again. x

Piecey. 3 kids; K-Town, KL, Germany 61903 posts
28th Dec '12

I've done the water birth and the stuck in a bed with an epidural. The water birth was just amazing and so much more relaxing. No tears like with my second (got cut with my first)

A, E & W's mommy Due October 21; Bulgaria 15280 posts
28th Dec '12

Just tell them that you want to only labour in the water and then just decline to get out at go time :)

Dean Winchester 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Alaska 16777 posts
28th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Dexter's Mummy!:</b>" NEVER heard of there being a weight limit?! :S lol. I haven't had a water birth (even though i had that ... [snip!] ... alot easier for her to push baby out in the water. She said if she ever has another one she'd try go for water birth again. x"</blockquote>




Did she have so with her in the water?
Hubs says he doesnt know if he would want to be in the water with me cuz the mess :/

Dean Winchester 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Alaska 16777 posts
28th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Piecey.:</b>" I've done the water birth and the stuck in a bed with an epidural. The water birth was just amazing and so much more relaxing. No tears like with my second (got cut with my first)"</blockquote>




How was recovery with water birth? Did u feel.the same? Need stitches? Etc

Roe23 2 kids; Ottawa, Ontario 4199 posts
28th Dec '12

I laboured in the tub at the hospital for both of my labours and gave birth to one of them in the water.



I loved the tub. The only problem I had with it is that when I was pushing, I really wanted to change position but since the tub wasn't much bigger then a standard bathtub, there really wasn't space (and I didn't want to get out of the water).



I had a huge, heated tub set up in my basement to give birth in, but I ended up going to the hospital because my blood pressure was too high and it ended up being the better place for me to be :(.

[Shelly&Dexter]-29weeks! Due July 3; 1 child; 1 angel baby; London, United Kingdom 3750 posts
status 28th Dec '12
Quoting Whoahbabyy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Dexter's Mummy!:</b>" NEVER heard of there being a weight limit?! ... [snip!] ... Did she have so with her in the water? Hubs says he doesnt know if he would want to be in the water with me cuz the mess :/"


no his a a******e who likes to make the babies but not have anything to do with it after that.



but the water after baby came out weren't all that bad... very pink! and a few clots. the worst thing i whitnessed (i was her birthing partner for 2 of her births) was her having the "poop" the placenter out in the bath after. lol. "poop" was her way of explaining it. lol. x

Roe23 2 kids; Ottawa, Ontario 4199 posts
28th Dec '12

I had very minor tears with my first (they called them 'skid marks' and I didn't need any stitches) and no tearing with my second (the second was born in the water).

Dean Winchester 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Alaska 16777 posts
28th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Roe23:</b>" I laboured in the tub at the hospital for both of my labours and gave birth to one of them in the water. ... [snip!] ... I ended up going to the hospital because my blood pressure was too high and it ended up being the better place for me to be :(."</blockquote>




I guess I should check out the size.. I wouldnt be able to stay still

Roe23 2 kids; Ottawa, Ontario 4199 posts
28th Dec '12
Quoting Whoahbabyy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Roe23:</b>" I laboured in the tub at the hospital for both of ... [snip!] ... the better place for me to be :(."</blockquote> I guess I should check out the size.. I wouldnt be able to stay still"


These weren't 'birthing tubs', only the midwives allow for women to give birth in the tub.

Piecey. 3 kids; K-Town, KL, Germany 61903 posts
28th Dec '12
Quoting Whoahbabyy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Piecey.:</b>" I've done the water birth and the stuck in a bed ... [snip!] ... (got cut with my first)"</blockquote> How was recovery with water birth? Did u feel.the same? Need stitches? Etc"


I felt great. I actually did an outpatient birth. I went home about 6 hours later. No tears so no stitches or any of that.

Roe23 2 kids; Ottawa, Ontario 4199 posts
28th Dec '12
Quoting Piecey.:" I felt great. I actually did an outpatient birth. I went home about 6 hours later. No tears so no stitches or any of that."


I was home within 4 hours of giving birth to my second, it was wonderful. I arrived at the hospital at midnight, gave birth at 1:55 am and was home around 5:30 am (I live about half an hour from the hospital). My midwife called it a 'drive through birth' :D.