I had a waterbirth at home. It was great! We used a blow up pool. the kind you get at walmart. It was sanitized by my midwife. We used a special hose that hooked up to the bathroom sink. I had nice warm water. I was only in labor for 5 hrs so it didn't get cold.
Raelynn 4 yr 1 mo
Fischer 2yr 8mo
Baby #4 due July 19,2011
7/2/10 8:40 P
I had a waterbirth at the hospital, the pool wasn't heated and they added more warm water once. I didn't really notice the water getting colder from all the contractions, my midwife did. :)
I went into the pool at 6 cm though and was only in there for about 1.5 hours. If you plan to spend more time in the pool, you might prefer a heated one.
Tandem breastfeeding, co-sleeping, cloth diapering, baby wearing momma. :)
6/27/10 10:02 P
I want to do a water birth. I wanted to do one with my son, but I had progressed too far for the dr to allow me in the tub.
My dh is scared to let me do one this time. To compromise, I'm going to see if the hospital has a birthing tub we can use there. The hospital I had my son in did, but that was 15 years and many states ago.
Good luck finding what you are looking for.
6/27/10 4:31 P
My midwife recommends getting a three ring pool so that it is deep enough.
5/3/10 7:42 P
Is it much better to have a heated pool (like the Aquadoula)?
My midwife has one we can use but I am not sure if it's heated. I don't want to assume that it is.
I figured we could use a blow up pool if we needed to...would that be a problem?
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5/2/10 9:50 P
most are heated. Have you looked at waterbirth international for info and links? Aquadoula is a well known brand. basically if it is a set up pool (not inflated) it can have a heater.
momx5, birthteacher, doula
5/2/10 2:38 P
Hi, I haven't used one yet, but my midwife has an Aquadoula heated tub that we'll be renting and using for our birth in November. According to the website, www.aquadoula.com, you can rent or buy it directly from the manufacturer if there's no one local to provide it. Good luck!
4/15/10 7:33 P
I want to have a waterbirth, and I've been wondering: are there any heated waterbirth pools you've heard of? Used and loved? I don't like being cold in water, and I'm trying to make it so my husband isn't going to have to run all over the place boiling up water to add to the tub if I have a longer labor.
If you didn't have a heated waterbirth pool, how did you cope? What strategies did you use? How frequently did you have to add in warm water to maintain a descent temperature?
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