My husband is absolutely intrigued by the thought of a water birth and he is absolutely thrilled and totally on board with my choice to birth at home. Here are my questions for those who have HB/WB before
How do you choose what type of tub/pool to use? Ive seen some that are deeper then other, larger then others, some that have a built in heater. What's BEST? & What is a decent price to pay for rental/delivery/set-up/clean up/pick-up? Im looking at one around $400
Did you labor in the tub and then decide to birth outside of it? Or did you labor outside and only move to the tub after transition?
Ive seen a lot of home birth videos and the ones where water birth occured, the mothers just looked so comfortable, in control, and ready to bring life into the world. But then, after you birth your child, everything else comes out into the water and you and your new baby, or even partner and midwife are sitting around in all the 'extras'. Did that gross anyone out? How does cleanup go?
I just imagine I wouldnt want that sitting around hours after I had my baby. Maybe its because Im a neat-freak/perfectionist/control freak. How soon can you have it taken down? & That's another thing. Im not sure I would want anyone coming to my house that night/day. That's a special time and I wouldnt want to worry about a team coming in to clean and disassemble the tub. BUT, I know I wouldnt want it there.
Any input, ideas, or information is much appreciated. Thanks ladies!