And if so, is it automatically going to be awful? Should I forget the midwife led unit and the water birth and just write "epidural" at the top of my birth plan and choose the hospital instead? Am starting to feel a touch nervous about this...
I had an anterior placenta and definitely no back to back labour. And labour was only awful because there was meconium in my waters and I earned a one-way ticket to the delivery suite, instead of the nice, fluffy MW-led unit. But no sunroof and no problems.
I had an anterior placenta and no back to back labour - it was something I really worried about as well and was constantly on my birthing ball towards the end of pregnancy to ensure baby was in the correct position! Good luck!
I gave birth in the MLU, it was "warmer" than the delivery suite which I ha visited but certainly wasn't a nice fluffy experience . But the lovely student MW that rubbed my back for hours on end (her hand went numb poor thing) was definitly very appreciated.
AP with ds, had back to back labour and was fine with a nice bath, paracetamol and lovely hot water bottle strapped to my back (home birth). He turned about 90mins before delivery and that's when I needed G&A. He is my first DC so I don't really have anything to compare it with!
Although I didn't have a water birth, just my little bath, it felt sooo good! The contractions kept going but for some reason the water just took the discomfort away. I have no idea how it works though because when I had aches and pains in pregnancy the bath was crap!
DC 2 was an anterior placenta and my labour started off in my back and a bit sporadic...I wasn't even sure I was in labour. Then I put the dishes away and bam, my labour pains started in my front and she was born in 2 hours. I'm guessing she started off back to back then turned to a better position as I was putting the dishes away! this is all just a guess though!