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Baby being born in water: what's a water birth like?

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06/21/14

Most water-assisted births do not actually take place under water in the birthing pool. Even if you spend most of the first and second stage of labor in the water, most midwives will prefer you to be on " dry land" when the baby is actually born. They will want to ensure that they have maximum access yo you and your baby in the final critical stages of the delivery and also because not all midwives are experienced in supervising water births.

01/29/14

one thing about my home water births that was weird that I love the most is that right after he came out I got to hold him first, I got to smell and touch him before being whisked away like at the hospital.

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