At Home Water Birth?
Huzzah! Another question in the inbox! This one comes from my friend Kristy, who blogs over at Peanut Butter and Honey
. She writes:
Heres a question.
As you and Mel get closer to meeting your babe, have you considered at home water births? Cause those women are freakly amazing. AND are you ready to be a daD?
Hmm… at-home water births, huh? The thing I find most attractive about water birth is that it sounds totally cool to let the baby hang out underwater for a minute before bringing it up for air. It’s like a science experiment. It’s awesome that babies don’t try to breathe underwater.
But no, for a few reasons, Mel and I aren’t really considering at-home water births, but primarily because neither of us wants to have to scrub the bathtub either before or after the birth. Ugh. We hate scrubbing tubs.
I’ll tell you what, though, you want to lose an hour of your life staring wide-eyed at a computer monitor? Just start searching for water birth videos at YouTube.