Home birth or water birth?

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  1. PinkPunch

    PinkPunch Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone used either of those methods? A friend of mine had a water birth for her first and she recommends it.

    Anyone had a home birth or water birth?

    If you were in hospital, did you go private or NHS?

    I know its so early to ask but I like to plan ahead and soak up the info! lol :oops:
     
  2. elaine22

    elaine22 Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    I had mine in an NHS hospital. It was ok but I found it not very restful in the postnatal ward and didn't like it when OH had to go home for the night so would like a home birth next time, or maybe private if we can afford it :think:
     
  3. PinkPunch

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    Thats why I would be more inclined to have a home birth for those reasons (providing the risk was v.low).

    Does your baby get to stay with you all night? did you get a proper sleep?
     
  4. PinkPunch

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    Shes so sweet btw!
     
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    Thanks! :D

    Yep baby was in a cot by my bed. Didn't sleep at all lol, because she kept whimpering and didn't like the cot, and I find it hard to sleep at the best of times. Also, obviously the other babies in the ward were crying quite a lot.
     
  6. PinkPunch

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    Thanks for the info Elaine.. :)
     
  7. lisa&alex

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    snap.. hated post natal care.. and the fact that as soon as your made a family ur huby gets sent home.. bugger that..

    this time im having a home water birth.. baby is head down.. and everything is set up to now.. just gotta keep my fingers crossed i dont get high blood pressure ect
     
  8. PinkPunch

    PinkPunch Well-Known Member

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    wow cool, please let us know how it goes :D

    theres so many options for mums now. :hug:
     
  9. valentine

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    I had both! A home water birth. It was a fantastic experience and I delivered the baby myself!

    My birth story is in a link in my signature if you'd like to read it and please PM me with any questions.

    Valentine Xxx
     
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    LOL, scratch that, just looked up how much it costs. :rotfl:
     
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    i had both and big it up altho the water didnt quite go to plan. theres a link in my sig if u wanna read. good luck and look forward to reading urs xx
     
  13. Natural mamma

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    I've had three homebirths...still in two minds about a water birth ...but definitely having a homebirth again. Not sure about a water birth as basically...it ain't natural...i would labour in the water...but i think my instinct would kick in big time and i'd end up getting out for delivery.

    P.M if you want further homebirth info ...eg your rights etc. :dance:
     

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