Posted by Mummaj (as ),
I am currently pregnant with my second baby and am due in two weeks.
I have been discussing water birth as an option from the very beginning of my pregnancy with the Midwife group.
I always had got told it would be an option as it would “hopefully” be signed off before my due date, but if it wasn’t my second option would be to purchase my own pool.
As I came into my third trimester I was informed that it still had not been passed and would not be an option. My only other option would be to purchase my own pool and bring it into the ward and would be able to labour and deliver in the pool if that is what I wanted.
Now that I’m two weeks away from my due date I have been told that the manager of the midwife group has said that I am not to bring the pool in, it is not an option.
After purchasing a pool, and been told through out the whole pregnancy this would be an option, I am being disappointed that I cannot do the birth plan that I was after and expecting throughout my pregnancy.
Also knowing that the pool was an option to other women only last year and had been taken away for further assessment before signing off on it again, and has taken so long for it to be signed off is very annoying.
It’s very disappointing as there are no other hospitals in our region to be able to consider to be able to have the water birth as an option.