Friday, November 16, 2007
I figured I would post this new pic just cuz I like it :). We had our final pre-delivery meeting with our doula yesterday to go over the "plan" for the birth. She is a great gal and I am excited to work with her- I think she will be a great help to both Mindi and myself. I have been trying to figure out the logistics behind how we are going to deal with the "labor tub". We have an inflatable pool that we would like to use during labor. I am not looking to have a "water birth" but I am fully aware that water can be very soothing to a contracting woman. I am having a hard time finding a hose to faucet adapter that fits my faucet. Obviously, we need to have a hose to get the water from the water tank to the pool... Then I am wondering, how do I get the water out afterwards?? I don't have a submersible water pump, and I am not about to lug 106 gallons of "used labor water" to my bathtub with a measly bucket, and of course, neither is my wife- AND, although I have great friends, I am not going to push that job on them either... So, what do I do? Should I say "screw the inflatable tub" and just sink into my ridiculously shallow bathtub? Do I fill the inflatable tub and worry about getting the water out after the birth later? (God only knows how long that water will sit there if I do it that way NASTY!!) Should I just stick to showers only? Has anyone else ever dealt with this? what did you do? How about the shower as opposed to a tub? anyone try both? was there a huge difference??? ACK! Some advice would be lovely!
around 2:54 PM