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DS2 was born at home with an amazing midwife. It was the best experience on earth. My 1st 2 were born in the hospital (epidural, stadol, baby whisked over to the warmer, etc..) and it was a really horrible experience both times... DD was preemie so it was kinda necessary LOL.. but still!! DH and I decided last night to bump up our TTC date to NOW lol.. I am extremely excited and happy!! WOOHOO! Soo, we have moved since ds2 was born to a new house with a HUGE garden tub (our old house didnt have 1 and we didnt really look into renting a tub) so we are considering a water birth. Tell me everything you can about water birth! SPAM me with info, websites, stories, anything! Its not like Im pregnant yet or due tomorrow or anything lol... but I just really want to know what I plan to do... Thanks all!
 

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I don't have any real links for you and am NAK<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/nak.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Nak"> but wanted to say that I also had my first two in the hospital and went on to have <b>3</b> more babies at home in our garden tub :<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/waterbirth.jpg" style="border:0px solid;" title="Waterbirth">: love <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
Here is a link to the slideshow of my most recent birth, maybe it will inspire you. BTW - I am 5'9" and had no problems birthing in our tub - obviously <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br><a href="http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6339648682872649263" target="_blank">http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...48682872649263</a><br><br>
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beautiful video!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">DS2 was born at home with an amazing midwife. It was the best experience on earth. My 1st 2 were born in the hospital (epidural, stadol, baby whisked over to the warmer, etc..) and it was a really horrible experience both times... DD was preemie so it was kinda necessary LOL.. but still!! DH and I decided last night to bump up our TTC date to NOW lol.. I am extremely excited and happy!! WOOHOO! Soo, we have moved since ds2 was born to a new house with a HUGE garden tub (our old house didnt have 1 and we didnt really look into renting a tub) so we are considering a water birth. Tell me everything you can about water birth! SPAM me with info, websites, stories, anything! Its not like Im pregnant yet or due tomorrow or anything lol... but I just really want to know what I plan to do... Thanks all!</div>
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I had a wonderful home waterbirth with my son. I didn't get out once b/c the water helped sooo much with the pain. B/c I was at home and felt safe...and was healthy due to the close care of my midwife, my birth only took 3 hours total. I highly recommend this method of birthing.There isn't really a whole lot you need to know about waterbirths in particular. I think just being informed about every aspect of the birthing process, physically and psychologically, will lead you to a very calm, safe and satisfying birth experience. If you have any specific questions you are more than welcome to pm or email me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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My home waterbirth was the most amazing experience of my life. My MWs own a tub that gets passed around from birth to birth (I know a ton of babies who were born in that tub!) and we had it set up in our bedroom. I went into labor in the evening and dd was born in the middle of the night, so our room was dim and warm and hazy--perfect. Since we plan on dd being an only child, I am so glad I her birth was so incredible and perfect. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I had a waterbirth with my 2nd dd and my 1st twin. I have the twins birth story in my sig line and at the bottom of the story is a link to a slideshow with some tub pics in it. It's great - I'd highly recommend it (for labor if nothing else). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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My 3rd birth was a home birth, I gave birth on our bed and it was wonderful. For my 4th birth I wanted a waterbirth. The water was wonderful for the pain during labor, but when it came time to push I didn't like it. I couldn't feel where the baby was or if I was making progress and I couldn't get in a position I liked. I got out and went to my bed and dd was born 20 minutes later. So be prepared with other options.
 

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I ended up out of the tub when DD was born, but it was great and very relaxing during labor! It was also nice to use the tub (not at a high temperature) during my 3rd trimester, it helped ease my back pain and sciatica. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Both my girls were born in the water. I planned on not having a waterbirth w/ my 2nd, just to try it another way, but water makes things SO much easier. You can read my birth stories (one hospitals waterbirth, one home), at <a href="http://www.babystepsonline.net/laura.htm" target="_blank">www.babystepsonline.net/laura.htm</a>. I love waterbirth. I also think for my hospital birth w/ all the people in the room, the tub helped me feel insulated and more private.
 

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I would certainly recommend a waterbirth. My second birth was amazing. I will pm you a link to look at my birth album so take a peek if you like...There is a really cool shot where you can see her head born underwater...don't worry, it's not too graphic!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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here are my two home waterbirth stories:<br><br>
Lily, midwife assisted:<br><a href="http://www.angelfire.com/journal2/waterlily0" target="_blank">http://www.angelfire.com/journal2/waterlily0</a><br><br>
Felicity, unplanned unassisted:<br><a href="http://www.angelfire.com/emo2/felicity" target="_blank">http://www.angelfire.com/emo2/felicity</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I would certainly recommend a waterbirth. My second birth was amazing. I will pm you a link to look at my birth album so take a peek if you like...There is a really cool shot where you can see her head born underwater...don't worry, it's not too graphic!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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Fellow Nov. 2006 mama - can I peek at her waterbirth, too?<br><br>
I had a home waterbirth with DS 12 years ago. I had birthing pools with my DD's, but birthed waterside for DD#1 and on the bed for DD#2. Waterbirth at home was much more common in England where I had DS, than it is here where I am in the US.
 
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