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Waterbirth Story from Sarah

I had always wanted to have children, but I was terrified of the traditional hospital birthing experiences like the ones we see on television every day. The idea of being strapped to a gurney screaming, having a needle shoved into my back making me immobile, lying in blood and God knows what else, and having no control over my body or my situation, made me terrified about ever getting pregnant. My friends and family basically told me that this horrible scenario was just a fact of life for women who had children, but that it would be worth it in the end. It didn't sound worth it to me.

The idea of water birth made me feel way more comfortable about having children. I first heard about it in one of my best friend's nursing textbooks, and it sounded like the perfect alternative to the traditional style birth I was so afraid of. So when my husband and I decided to have a family, I asked my doctor about water birth. He quickly referred me to another doctor who suggested that I use Lotus Flower Babies for the tub rental.

I am so glad that I chose to do a water birth and that I rented the tub from Kathya. When the staff at the hospital said it was time, I called Kathya, and she showed up right away. The tub was set up in a matter of minutes. I was nervous and scared, but Kathya was calm and assured me that I'd do fine.

My favorite part of using the water birthing tubs was that I was mobile throughout the birthing process. I could move from the tub to the bed, or walk around, or use the bathroom in privacy. The water was warm and relaxing, and II think that helped make the pain more bearable. I could also move around in the tub to position myself to make pushing more comfortable and effective, so that gravity would be on my side. In addition, when my son was born, and I got to hold him the water had all ready cleaned him off, and I could see his tiny, perfect little face for the very first time.

I am expecting my second son in June, and I will be using Lotus Flower Babies again. I wouldn't want to have a baby any other way. I very strongly recommend water birth to anyone who believes childbirth should be a natural experience as opposed to a medical procedure, and to any mother who wishes to have control over her body during the birthing experience. Childbirth wasn't the nightmare I had imagined. It was painful, but it was also the most amazing experience of my life thanks to Kathya and Lotus Flower Babies.

Waterbirth Story of S H

When I first heard about a waterbirth, it sounded interesting. I started looking into it more and was definitely intrigued, but I had lots of questions. Then, I met Kathya and I knew this was the direction I wanted to take for the birth of our first child. She brought the tub to our house and set it up so we could see exactly what she was talking about. She answered all of our questions, silly and serious and we were completely comfortable with the decision to user her. When the birth day came, I called her when my water broke just to give her a heads up and then once again on the way to the hospital. As soon as we were in a room, she was there to set everything up. Things progressed rapidly and she managed to complete the set up in record time, we all jumped in the tub and 20 minutes later my work was done... or rather just begun.

I am sure you will do your own research and learn of the benefits to the mother and the child, but the things I appreciated most were the comfort/reduced gravity and sheer relaxation between contractions that I could not have had in a bed. During the birth, my husband was right behind me in the tub and was able to whisper in my ear, hold my hand and just be close. When our son was born the doctor placed a clean freshly birthed baby on my chest and my husband was right behind me, where we could both see his face for the first time... at the same time. That was an amazing bonding moment and I was able to be in the middle of the best hug of my life, between my two favorite guys. As we prepare for the birth of our second child, I am excited to have Kathya on "our team" once more.

Waterbirth Story of Keldan

When I found out I was pregnant, my husband & I wanted a home waterbirth with a birth pool. Being new to Las Vegas, we didn't know where to start with resources. I found a natural birth class online, so my husband & I went to check it out. There, I met Kathya of Lotus Flower Babies and she answered all my questions about waterbirth. I met other birth pool providers, but I chose Kathya because she is friendly, educated and comforting.

The rental process was painless. I did not have to go out of my way to make any arrangements - she came to my home each time. I definitly reccomend here to anyone - whether you plan to birth at home or in the hospital, Kathya will provide a great service and friendship.

As far as my labor, the birth pool was my favorite comfort measure. I couldn't have made it 20 hours or had my 10 pound baby without the water birth tub there! Thanks again Kathya.

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Future Mommies: We can help you find a practicionor who does waterbirth at the hospital and I'm also a midwife. Please call if you have any questions at all.