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Water birth: an unforgettable experience

My baby was born in the water. While lots of people strive for one type of birth or another, I was not one of those people I was open to whatever. When my Doula suggested I get in the water, I was open to the idea but I had no idea how much of a difference it would make to my labour. I felt light (for the first time in months) and the pressure seemed easier to manage. When my obstetrician said he would allow me to birth in the water, I just stayed and had my baby. I did not realize this was a goal for people, or not allowed in some hospitals, it just unfolded that way. I think if I did not have a supportive team who gave me options, my birth could have been a lot different. Thankfully, I loved my experience and have a great story to tell my baby.

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