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Deciding on a birth plan can be a very difficult decision for some women.

The choice for me was very easy. By nature I am calm, laid back and fairly uncomplicated. When I completed my hospital tour before I had my first child, Ethan- I was convinced that a water birth was the right choice for me- I did not like the idea of gas, epidural or any other drug intake during my birth.

I love a warm bath and this option seemed perfect for me. The warm water acts like a natural anesthetic- not to mention the support the water gives your body. No unnecessary pressure on the body as you can float and become buoyant. It is also supposed to be one of the best delivery techniques for the baby as it makes for an easier transition from the womb into the bath.

My first water birth was a pleasant and calm experience as far as birth goes. And I am so excited that I will be able to have a water birth again!

Good Luck to all you expecting mothers out there. I am sure you will all find the perfect birth option for you.


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  1. I had a water birth for my first child and LOVED it! Sooooooooo much better than laboring OUT of water (if you relax in warm water/love baths/etc). I just had my second child at a hosptial due to financial considerations (he was a surprise baby!) and I can tell you that I’d much rather have a water birth…or at least a home birth!

    Elaine Dieball - February 8 / 2011 / 12:01 pm
  2. Congratulations on the birth of your second child Elaine.

    I agree, water births aren’t for everyone but I found my first birth a pleasant one due to the warm water. Hopefully same goes with baby number 2!

    Cake Lingerie - February 8 / 2011 / 12:06 pm
  3. i wish you the best of luck – A friends mate had a water birth go wrong so i chose not to water birth – But everyone will inform themselves – i used to frown at mums that didnt immunise but now i dont ….

    I hope it happens soon for you and goes well cant wait to hear what you have xx

    Jasmene - February 8 / 2011 / 12:08 pm
  4. Sending lots of well wishes you way…what an exciting and special time. Our 3rd child May has just turned One the other day and it only seems like yesterday she entered the world, I had an amazing 1.5 hour drug free delivery and my husband received the best birthday gift ever…they share a birthday. The best was my 6year old eldest daughters face when she met her new sister for the 1st time and said”This is the best day of my life” I cried!!!
    I just love your lingerie and am still feeding and using it xox

    Pia - February 8 / 2011 / 6:10 pm
  5. Soooo exciting! Tracey, I wish you all the best for this second birth! Hope to have news soon.
    Hugs and kisses to you and your family.

    Roberta - February 8 / 2011 / 7:27 pm
  6. my 3rd child was born just 3 1/2 months ago and I had my first ever water birth – it was simply amazing (well, as far as labour can be that is!) I was the only woman at the maternity unit out in the countryside and so had complete calm and peace and full attention from the midwives. I was back home in my own bed just 3 hours after giving birth and the other two children climbed in in the morning to meet their little sister 🙂 Good luck with the birth – I hope it all goes to plan x

    tanya - February 8 / 2011 / 8:59 pm
  7. Congratulations Letanya on the birth of your third child. I am so pleased to hear you found the water birth amazing. Thank you for your well wishes I hope you and your family are well and another congratulations on winning our UK Real Mums, Real Fit competition.

    Cake Lingerie - February 9 / 2011 / 11:29 am
  8. Thank you for your well wishes Roberta. I hope to share the good news soon

    Cake Lingerie - February 9 / 2011 / 11:29 am
  9. Don’t they grow up fast Pia? Ethan just started ‘big’ school and I too am amazed on how fast they grow. Thank you for your well wishes I hope to update you on the birth of baby Carter very soon.

    Cake Lingerie - February 9 / 2011 / 11:32 am
  10. I am pregnant with my fourth and am wanting a water birth this time around. After two epidural births and one natural birth (all three in hospitals) I am hoping for a home birth or birthing center; either one I choose will be in the water!!! I love the book Your Best Birth for anyone wanting a good read with a girlfriend-chat kind of feel.

    There will always be a bad story here or there for anything in life (as one commenter mentioned a bad water birth for her friend) but water birth happens to be one of the safest and most serene ways for baby to enter the world.

    Joy - February 9 / 2011 / 1:03 pm
  11. Tracey, looks like we had similar due date. Our Isaac (#5 bub for me, 2nd for hubby) was born a week early (25 Jan) at home in the birth pool we had bought. Previously I had #1 via emergency C/S then next 3 at a birthing centre in birthing pools and decided that I would like to try homebirth. Was great not having to go anywhere and then staying at home was much more comfortable and easy, Good luck with yours!

    Betty - March 6 / 2011 / 3:52 pm