I'm considering doing a water birth now. The problems with doing a water birth at my house is that living in a 100y/o+ farmhouse is that the floor joists won't support my midwife's birth tub which holds 100 gallons of water roughly 800 lbs. So naturally my first thought was: "this baby is due in April...that's not too cold, perhaps we could birth outside in the side yard" The downsides of this decision: 1. the farm down the hill is home to my very nosey great uncle and great aunt, who already think we're weird, 2. it may be slightly cold in VA in the 2nd week of April. and 3. It may be weird staring at the goats and chickens while pushing a baby out. What are your thoughts? Has anyone done it before.
I've never wanted to do a water birth before but after a recent stay at a hotel with an amazing bath tub that was hugely deep. It felt really good to be in it