Okay, so I keep thinking about water birth.
I was sure I wouldn't like it because...
... even going to the pool late in pregnancy (well, anytime in pregnancy) makes me feel like I am suffocating. The pressure of the water just feels so heavy.
...I like the privacy and sound of the water in the shower. My last 3 births, I've spent most of the time in the shower, coming out right before they were born.
...I don't think we could fill a birth pool in time to be of any true use to me. I think it would be about a 3hr window max, and we can't even fill the kids pool outside that quick. We have a well and it gets too low. So, we fill it part of the way over several days. Not to mention, I really don't think the hot water would last.
...the only place I could put it is the basement. Which isn't cozy, but not awful. Definitely not the "closet" feeling I seek in labor, though. And, I'd have to go upstairs after the baby is born. And there's a toliet down there, but not a full bathroom.
...I just have this feeling I'm going to be here by myself with the kids. They'll all be laying down at quiet time, and I'm just going to quickly have a baby, and then dh and the mw will show up. Is it nuts to plan on this?
...is it possible to work around the water heater/well issue somehow? I am a little concerned that if my labor is longer than it was last time, I'll be stuck for longer than I'd like waiting for the water heater to catch up. The last time I had to wait 15-20 minutes a few times, and really didn't care for that! And, each time the water wasn't quite as warm because I was really only waiting *just* long enough for there to be *some* hot water.
...is it likely I won't like it anyway?
...is the basement thing a big deal?
...since I keep thinking about it, should I just try it?