"I had such a wonderful experience! I was actually able to fall asleep between contractions, and during my contractions I could relax my entire lower body to allow my baby to descend. My labor was 2 and a half hours long and I only pushed for 5 minutes! There was something so empowering about having my midwives surrounding me, giving me strength. I imagine it was how women gave birth centuries ago. He came out with his fist against his face and I didn't even tear! He was born sleeping soundly, didn't even realize anything was going on. He's been such a relaxed, laid back guy since. How many people can say that they enjoyed their labor/birth experience so much that they want another baby!"
-Katherine, mother of:
Born 5/6/2006 at a Birth Center
Tacoma, WA, USA
"It was the best thing I could have done for myself and my son. My first child, my daughter, was born naturally, no drugs in the same hospital, it was a surprisingly intense experience. My son, Hudson, was born in a birthing tub. I was relaxed and calm. The water was so soothing during the contractions, I couldn't believe I was actually delivery another drug-free baby, without the intensity. I would recommend it to anyone who wants pain relief during delivery, it is amazing!"
-Jennifer, mother of:
Hospital, Davis, CA
"Giving birth to Lucas in water was amazing. It allowed the pain to ease about 80 % and I was able to focus on Lucas and not the pain. The delivery part was about 2 hours and I truly belive it was because I was in the water."
-Cassandra, mother of:
in a Birth Center
Huntington Valley, PA
"Amazing! Beautiful! Was more than what I expected from waterbirth! With my first born, a son, I had planned for waterbirth but was unable to do it as he arrived prematurely. Was disappointed, but finally had my water birth with my second child, a girl, in a jacuzzi tub in a hotel room in Florida! That was not the plan, believe me, but unforeseen circumstances dictated it that way! Thank you for all your work with waterbirth, Barbara!"
-Loida, Mother of:
Born in a hotel 4/19/1999