Congrats to all the pregnant and new mamas.
(I had my baby uc in January, btw, for anyone who doesn't remember me)
My SIL just had her baby UC this morning.
I am so proud of her. They were planning a midwife assisted home birth but the midwife wouldn't come because they hadn't payed her in full yet.
But its a good thing because they ended up having a wonderful easy little water birth.
For our birth we bought one of those pools from quality inflatables. We filled it with a hose from our kitchen sink faucet and kept a peice of plastic, like a paint tarp, over it to keep in the warmth. That worked pretty well. We did add some more hot water a few times. Over all it worked pretty well. If we do it again I will get some sort of system that drains the tub because it was awfully hard work to bucket it out.
|here's another question to those ucer's, what are some things you think are important to know before you attempt an unassisted birth?
You need to know that you and your baby are healthy and "normal". How you find that out is up to you. If you need a midwife or a doctor or an ultrasound to tell you then that is what you should do. I personally think that the best way to know is to look within yourself daily and tell yourself that you are good to go. It really is essential, I think, to push all the fears out of the way before the birth so that you can not be distracted and focus on doing what you need to do. YK? Not that I did that last time. I had plenty of fear and worry. That led to, I think, a longer and more painful than necessary labor and birth.
Anyway, glad to see all the uc mamas here.