Are You a Good Water Birth Candidate?

Some factors may keep you out of the running for a water birth. You shouldn’t try it if:

You’re younger than 17 or older than 35.
You have complications like preeclampsia or diabetes.
You’re having twins or multiples.
The baby is in the breech position.
The baby is premature.
You’re having a really big baby.
You need to be constantly monitored and it can’t be done in the tub.
You have an infection.

    I gotta contradict on the big baby. ;) The moms I know who've had bigger babies (9-10 pounds) have water birthed and said it was easier than 'land' birth with smaller babies (6-8 pounds).

    And they CAN constantly monitor in the water. Those puppies are water proof.