Whats the pros and cons to have a water birth either at the hospital or home... And have anyone here experienced it?
i did not have a water birth but i could have. I got in and out of the tub three times! first of all the warm water is so soothing and helps with contractions. it was the most "rest" i got during 16 hours of labor. definitely something i would consider in the future!
most birthing centers allow allow your husband or SO in the tub with you if its big enough. he has to wear shorts or something, but he can sit behind you and hold you. the baby wont swallow water, they are in water/amniotic fluid in your belly. they will have their first breath when they are taken out of the water. I do agree though that if you are having complications a water birth is not reccommended.