I had a GBS+ homebirth (1st hb, 2nd baby) and my water always breaks before or very early on in active labor. It doesn't have to risk you out. I prefer to have a sturdier tub. It feels easier to me to get in and out, etc. I like having my husband in there with me and we also have wood floors... I don't want water gushing out if someone has to lean on the side or something.
12/5/11 at 8:57am