Water birth - as nice as it sounds?


Hi everyone!

I really like the sound of a water birth. I know my own body and I just think it will really help with the pain relief, but the hospital told me that hardly anyone ever does it. When I asked why, they said sometimes things happen in such a hurry that it isn’t possible but that wouldn’t stop them from at least planning to have one.

I would be really interested to hear other people’s experiences.


I have had 2 water births and highly recommend one- the only time I really struggled with the pain in either labour was when I had to get out of the pool to be examined. Both of my labours were quick as well, I think as long as you aren’t high risk there is no reason why they shouldn’t at least let you try.


I had a water birth and I couldn’t recommend highly enough, I would definitely do it again. The warm water is so soothing, comforting, relaxing and certainly helps with the pain! Definitely go ahead and plan it so you don’t wind up disappointed! x