We are planning for a home/waterbirth and will be setting up the birthing pool in our bedroom. I figure for early labor I can walk around the house as I please and then when things get further along I will probably just move to the bedroom. The bedroom is a place where I go for some quiet time a lot lately and is very comfortable for me plus we have a full bathroom right there. We have a toddler so for us it seemed best to have birth in a seperate room.
We're planning to have it in the living room as I have a funny fear that the pool maybe too heavy for the upstairs floor and I don't want to come crashing down through the ceiling! lol. Also it's easier for setting up in there.
I plan to give birth wherever I start pushing.... I'm not really set on a specific spot. I'll be setting my birth pool up in the kitchen so I might be there, alternatively I might be in the kitchen which is quite close and just around the corner from my kitchen... or perhaps I'll be in the living room which is just a few steps away from my bedroom and kitchen as well.... or maybe I'll be in the bathroom and won't want to leave from there.....
Obviously the exact location isn't something I'm too concerned with.
It depends when it happens, probably kneeling up or on all fours on my bed but I'm not adverse to squatting in the living room if I feel like it at the time. I'll set my bed up and have a shower curtain and pads handy in the living room.
Thank you for all your replies. I think downstairs will probably be more practical for me, my bedroom is quite small and the bathroom is downstairs. I was just curious what other peoples plans were...whether people set up camp in one location or waited to see what happened.
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