I had a water birth and it was lovely. I had gas and air and felt that was enough for me (apart from at one point, but I wasn't allowed pethidine - I soon learned to cope with that pain with the gas and air).
I think I would like to have a water birth as well with just gas and air, i might hire a tens machine and use that until I get to a certain stage maybe. I am just so scared of giving birth i am thinking of it all the time now.
I had a tens machine, then when that wasnt enough I had gas n air with the tens..then I took the tens off n got in the birthing pool with gas and air and it was great. Really helped so much I thought. The room was done with nice plants n lighting and radio as well so was so chilled out. After a few hours I asked if I could give birth in the pool but when they broke my waters the lil man had went poo lol so I couldnt have my water birth I really recommend it though!
I was really interested in this a while ago too. I think its a lot less common in the states, and I dont think my hospital even offers it from what I understand. Def find out about it tho, it seemed so relaxing and calming.
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