Whether you’re actually planning to give birth at home in the water or just want to labour in the water a bit, birth pools can offer some incredible pain relief. There are several choices on the market. Here is a guide to help you decide which one to get.
Had my first in a water birth, no pain meds and had my son two hours later! The water gave me instantaneous relief from the contractions and was very relaxing. Hospitals are over-rated for normal births (unless you know you have a special case)
Waterbirth Options: Deciding on your Place of Birth (and Type of Pool). Includes information specific to waterbirth in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, as well as rural Manitoba. Part Two of a Waterbirth Series on Bean Family Wellness.