Water Birth?

Discussion in 'Pregnancy Club' started by Lil_Baby_Boo, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. Lil_Baby_Boo

    Lil_Baby_Boo Well-Known Member

    Jan 7, 2007
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    I know I've left this til the last min (just a little :rofl:) but I think I might want a water birth and just wondered if anyone can help answer a few questions and also share their experience & what they thought of a water birth.....

    Would I be able to have a water birth if I was induced?

    Is the same pain relif available when having a water birth?

    Does the water help strech/open you up easier "down there?"

    Ta x
  2. Tilly

    Tilly Guest

    I had a water birth but im not 100% on the questions you asked sorry!

    All I know is I had gas and air and could have had pethidine (but chose not to). It was a lovely experience!

    " Spending time in a birth pool softens the perineum and there is a slightly reduced risk of tearing or needing an episiotomy."
    Source: https://www.naturalchildbirth.co.uk/waterbirth.shtml
  3. Imi

    Imi .

    Aug 31, 2006
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    No pain relief isn't the same and if your ashmatic or have any medical conditions or had probs during pregnancy your not allowed one.

    They only like you to have gas&Air, as if there was any roblems they can't get you out if your doped up on pain killers

  4. Kina

    Kina Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2006
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    Using a birthing pool helps take away the intensity of contractions so pain relief is less likely to be needed. You can have gas and air. I doubt if you can have one if you've been induced as I believe they like to monitor you quite closely so you're quite restricted with movements etc (so more pain relief is likely to be needed), but I think Imi was induced so she'll know more about that.

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