I used the hot tub at the hospital, but it was designed to continue heating the water and after a while I was simply roasted out. Also the midwife assigned to watch me kept her eyes glued to me the whole time looking speculative, (she was the one who commented on my age also), so I felt super creeped out by the time I got out.
I am 31 weeks with my first and am super excited to do a water birth! There is a water birth center close to my home too with amazing midwives. I feel way more comfortable going there than to a hospital. My OB wasn't very helpful or made time for me and made us feel very rushed. Our midwives take the time to help us and make us feel at home. It is a great feeling knowing that we are not just a name on a chart with dollar signs.
Plus I hear that water birth is 70% less painful during the labor process since the water helps lift the belly and alleviate any pressure from gravity, you can move through the contractions instead of being stuck on your back, if the cord is wrapped around the baby's neck its easier to remove in the water, and the warm water helps to relax the muscles.
Copyright 1994-2017MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.