Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Final Change....hopefully

DH watched the business of being born with me about a month or so ago. Every since then he has been talking about having a water birth. I thought he was just kidding around.

So I decided I wanted a doula because I want a natural birth. DH fought me having a doula tooth and nail. He didn't want to spend the money on the doula....but finally said if I wanted a doula fine. But then last night he says lets have the baby at home in a pool. I said you would rather pay someone $3000 to have the baby at home than to spend $550 on the doula I wanted, what sense does that make. And he was like yep. But the idea of having the baby at home scared me.

So I found only one hospital in the Atlanta area that does water births. Not all doctors will use the water birth there so I then had to find a doctor that would actually do the water birth and that was covered by my insurance.... and I found this Dr and a midwife that works with her. Its just the two of them so one or the other will deliver me which I love because most places have like 8 doctors and whom ever of the 8 that is on call is the one that would deliver you. ( I was in the middle of switching doctors anyway because my old OB sucked...so it was perfect timing). The office is 30 minutes north of my job and a hour 6 minutes from my house, but the hospital itself is very natural birth oriented so I'm looking forward to it!

I'm still going to get the doula as I won't actually get in the water until the end when I'm like 8-9 CM dilated, so I'll still need position tips, massages, and all the goodies that come with a doula. I told DH I still wanted a doula and he kind of did a long breath and said I thought you were gonna be in the pool. I explained to him that you don't actually get in the pool till close to the end and I still want that support going from 1-8 and he said okay. Wow that was easy! Thought I would have to spend days continually bringing up the topic again till I broke him down...guess I did that enough before.

6 comments:

Michele said...

Yay! Water births are so awesome. I attended a home birth where a water birth was planned, but she went so quickly that the water was left unused! And a doula is a wonderful idea, especially if you have any fears that you might not be able to speak for yourself or feel like you might be more comfortable with having someone reenforce your feelings. I love doulas. I think they are awesome!!! Congrats!

Donna said...

That sounds really wonderful. I'm glad you have found a plan you are happy with. I thought about a Doula - but haven't decided what to do yet.

Rose's Daughter said...

WOW, good luck on the water birth! I can guess which hospital here will let lad DH is onboard! And Doula's are wonderful, just get the right one!

Molly said...

Yay for having a plan ! i didnt have any except to go with the flow, and in the end i was not interested in any techniques, massages, showers, nothing lol !!! I just wanted to sit there and have things happen ... i hope it works for you better plan-wise then it did for me...

Hope.Faith.Patience said...

A doula is a great idea. My sister-law is one, so i've heard lots about it :-) She had 2 home births and had midwives and a doula, she had a pool for pain relief but I think she was came out of it for the actual birth part. Personally I like the hospital idea incase of emergency, so findng a hospital that does waterbirth is perfect :)

Flower said...

That is going to be so cool. That is also something I just couldn't do. I need meds...LOL But it will be a great experience for you.