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Location: Augusta, GA
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I'm still torn between home and hospital. The hospital I would be using is lovely... the birthing suites all have huge jacuzzi tubs... that in itself is almost enough to convince me to go to the hospital. Plus the staff there is great with midwives, and they will stay out of our hair unless we really need them. Yes, I"m leaning in that direction. I like the thought of labouring in a nice warm jacuzzi! Plus I'm HypnoBirthing, and I've heard that the staff at the hospital are totally supportive of that, too.
You squat above the water?? And birth the baby into the water?? Isn't that dangerous? It's my understanding that to have a safe waterbirth you need to birth the baby while submerged so they don't have a chance to take a breath of air. When they are birthed into the water, they won't breathe until they get into the air, but if they are birthed into air then they will instinctually breathe and could drown if they went under water after that.
Mama to Little Bee born April 2007 -
Expecting a new little one in Mid-October, after 3 1/2 years TTC
Hi All, Visiting from April DDC
A 'Homebirth' dosen't necessarily have to take place at your home! When we were looking around for options (as we still are) my husband and I were thinking, why do a home birth here? We just live in a dumpy rental, we have no ties to this place. Then someone said that here friend was 'homebirthing' at another home. One with a birthing tub, a fireplace, etc. Maybe you have a good friend or relative who you'd be comfortable with, that would host your homebirth?
Just a thought