Just wondered really. Finally booked in for one yesterday, and I am so excited and pleased I wasnt fobbed off this time. She said that they had meetings regarding water birth as some one had booked one for end of september. I due end of August. Her exact words were 'OOH how exciting, you will be our 1st. Should I be concerned?
She asked if I had done much research. I have. She said it will feel quite strange for them as they wont have as much control as they normally would. Alao that I would be catching baby and bringing it to surface myself Is this right?. She said there only worry/concern was how I was going to control the temp of the pool as the worry of baby taking a gasp if too cold.
I have ordered my pool. But could anyone recommend a thermometer.
I think that if she had said 'oh no a waterbirth' then you should be worried, but she didn't. The idea with waterbirths is that it is a hands off birth to reduce the stimulation to the baby. I think I caught the baby myself at my first (hosp) waterbirth, but the midwife at home the second time (same midwife) helped me out as I couldn't get his shoulders out. I borrowed my friends thermometer which was digital and worked well. It was shaped like a flower if that helps at all!
I had 2 home water births but they were in our own bath tube if that counts not in a birthing pool.
Midwife was at the end of the bath and DS came out very controlled and easy and she lifted him out. DD was more of a struggle and came out really quick with the cord around her neck and MW removed cord whilst I was pushing her out ( I never noticed till she told me afterwards)and lifted her out.
So do you think I should just go for it. Ordered my pool anyway. Like she said she cant force me to get out. Could just see how it goes along and just stay put if everything going ok.
Was just thinking back to last year when I had my dd, MW asked if I wanted to feel her head but I was concentrating that much, I just couldnt move my hands to feel. so god knows how they would get me out of the pool anyway.