I am having a home birth and am thinking about hiring a Birthing pool. I have read lots of stories about woman giving birth in theses and everyone of them good.. My mum says I'm stupid. This is my 5th baby, the other four have been born in hospital. Normal on the bed deliveries.. I really like the idea of a water birth but now I feel silly even suggesting it! My mum has a way of stamping on any idea that I have anyway but just wanted to get other peoples opinions!