|Texting my family at 8cm.|
When I gave birth to my fifth baby, I decided to utilize the benefits of water birth. After four “land” or “dry” births, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the idea of having my baby in water sounded appealing, especially when I learned that my midwife was supportive of water birth.
After telling a few family members that I was seeing a midwife and planned to have a home birth, there were some concerns. But there were even more questions when I revealed that I planned to have a water birth. Hearing their questions excited me, as it meant I got to research the topic! The more I learned, the more my mind was set.
I know that not all women enjoy the sensation of water. But if you’re considering water birth and have concerns about things you have heard, read on. I asked Anna Marie Tarbet, a Licensed Midwife in Arkansas who has attended many water births, if she could help clarify the top seven questions and concerns that I’ve heard over the years.
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