Anyway, we want to do a water birth again. I am toying with the idea of just using our tub instead of buying or renting a birth tub because it is cheaper and already here. So... What are your experiences? Did you use your own tub? Were there advantages or disadvantages? Did you try your own tub and use a rental or purchase one another time and was the rental better? How is clean up? The "birth pool in a box" our midwife suggested getting comes with disposable liners. Maybe that is easier?
I like the simplicity and minimalism of using our own tub but I remember the jacuzzi at the birth center wasn't deep enough and everyone kept telling me I had to get down lower. I found it distracting to have to think about that while pushing baby girl out. Maybe when we are doing it ourselves and there aren't five people telling me that, it will be better, if our tub isn't really deep enough either...?
Thanks for all your advice and thoughts! So excited to talk with other women who appreciate the birth experience and aren't hoodwinked by the cultural and medical establishment.