My MW assistant may have convinced me to get a birth tub - crazy to consider this late in the game??
In 2 pregnancies / 2 planned homebirths I have never considered a water birth. It's not that I don't like the water - I LOVE baths (I never take showers). It's that it always seemed like a total PIA to set up/take down and I also just kind of don't feel like babies need to be born in water. That said, the thought of using the tub for labor has always appealed to me and I wouldn't mind if the baby were born in water.
I had my term home visit today and my MW's assistant told me that she handles all the set-up / break-down of the tub she rents. Her rental is also quite a bit cheaper than I thought it would be. THEN we went to the attic where we have a guest room and she remarked what a great space for a tub that would be. I have to admit that, although I would never have imagined birthing in the guest room, I started to immediately be able to picture it. It's the only room in the house with an attached bath, it's private, it has less crap in it than our bedroom AND birthing there means our bedroom could be all nice for when I'm ready to move and all the clean-up can happen while I'm down in my nice, clean bed.
It's crazy seeming to switch gears this late in the game. I wonder what all you mamas feel about this idea??