What are the advantages of water birth?
“I really loved my water birth! It was one of the things I hoped I would be able to experience during the birth of my son; being in a warm bath during labour. As a prenatal yoga teacher myself I planned for a home birth, but things did go a bit different than expected. After a day of feeling ‘something’ my waters suddenly broke and birth took off like a rocket. Even though he was my first baby, he was born in only 2 hours, of which I spent 1,5 hours in our birth pool. I was so happy to be able to go into the pool as my contractions were very, very intens.
The warm water instantly helped me to cope with the intensity and pain I was experiencing and it was great to be in our won little birth bubble. My partner was behind me supporting me durig contractions, and when I started pushing in the last stage, I was high on my knees, my arms wrapped around my partners’ neck. I felt strong, in control and gave birth to my son in this way. Now we are expecting our second baby, I would love to give birth in the pool again!”