I am starting to seriously contemplate the idea of a water birth. Not that I feel comfortable having it at home - I would prefer to be in hospital or a birthing centre 'just in case' (plus, don't really want the neighbours to hear me just in case I am loud).
Has anybody experienced a water birth? If so, can you please tell me all of the positives and the negatives about it, in particular if you are able to compare it to having a 'land birth'.
Also, how do you go about hiring a birthing pool etc etc.
Interested in hearing any advice I can about water births.
I have really painful varicose veins in my legs so I am hoping that by having a water birth it will help with the pain in my legs at least by being in the water. (the pressure from the water really helps my legs feel good).
Linda (Jessica 3/4/03, Caleb 11/4/05)