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I got my birthing pool (Seyvlor Electra) today and when we blew it up it seemed so small. We haven't done the full trial run yet, but it looks like it won't cover me that well.<br><br>
Any experienced homebirthers out there to reassure me? The water will be 22 inches deep but I don't know if that will be enough. I'm so bummed about this. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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That should be deep enough. Try it out before freaking out! Good luck!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Any experienced homebirthers out there to reassure me? The water will be 22 inches deep but I don't know if that will be enough. I'm so bummed about this. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"></div>
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I looked it up and the recommended minimum depth is 20 inches, so you're above that. I don't know what to tell you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> that would be very annoying to feel like this thing you bought specifically for deeper water wasn't deep enough.
 

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Do a trial run- it will probably put your fears to rest. I had the same reaction before home waterbirthing Coren and once I tested it out I was relieved to know that it would be fine. As a matter of fact, I birthed him on my hands and knees in the pool and he was still totally underwater (in a fishy pool, which is more shallow than yours).<br><br>
Ooooh...I can't wait to test out my La Bassine tomorrow night! I better go finish cleaning and rearranging my dining room so I can set it up!
 

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my birth pool anxiety is a little different, being that i am supposed to be renting it from a local mama- but the mama renting it before me hasn't had her little one yet. so hopefully her little one will decide to appear soon, cause i have a feeling this babe is gonna come before feb.
 
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