Reading all of these stories are making me so excited about my new prospects!
I'm @30 wks right now, and all along I've been planning a fairly traditional hospital birth with a MW. However, a friend recently told me that at another hospital very near by, there is a MW clinic that operates a birthing center. They also have tubs for waterbirth in EVERY room! Well, I knew I just had to find out more, so I gave them a call and explained my situation. Turns out, it's basically one MW w/ an OB backup (which is what I have now) and yes, they do waterbirths on a regular basis and so therefore that would be a definite option for me. She also actually said this to me (and I can't believe I heard this from someone at a hospital!) "So, what you are looking for is a more hollistic approach to childbirth?" When I said "Yes!" she replied "Then you'll definitely want to meet with our Midwife"
Yeah! I might have actually found a place that will respect and work with my desires and choices w/ this birth! I meet with them on Monday and I'm so excited
I'm really hoping this works out because I would LOVE to have a waterbirth. Especially after reading all of your wonderful stories