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Water births in Ireland

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Ponderfully Tue 23-Aug-16 22:19:33

Does anyone know if this is offered in the south east? I read that it's only in the Coombe or else you have to get out at the second stage.

Is this true?

Seems a bit strange.

Izzadoraduncancan Tue 23-Aug-16 22:20:39

Where are you hoping to give birth? I have had 5 babies in waterford

Ponderfully Tue 23-Aug-16 23:11:21

Ha not even pregnant yet hoping to ttc in the next few months. I might have a look at home births.

Anotherdayanotherdollar Tue 23-Aug-16 23:18:24

I think a home birth or the Coombe are your only current options. However, both of these will still depend on your midwife and their individual experience/qualifications. It can be quite difficult to get a midwife on the hse scheme as there are so few of them and such strict criteria. You need to contact a midwife as soon as you have a positive test. Neighbourhood midwives is a private midwifery service that might be available to you.

MarDhea Wed 24-Aug-16 18:32:14

Some info here on having a water birth at home, where to find midwives who cater for it, etc.

SleepDeprivedAndCranky Sun 18-Sep-16 15:22:32

I did a quick google. The Coombe Hospital in Dublin does water births and Cork University Hospital Maternity in Cork City have a 'pool room' for waterbirths. You can hire a birthing pool on

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