Here I am joining up with The Theme Game run by The Reading Residence and Red Peffer having missed the opportunity to do so last week when it launched. This week’s theme is Water. I have to admit that the first thought that came into my head (other than the recent flooding so close to home) was EJ’s water birth. Here I have slightly re-written an earlier post on the same subject especially to take part in this linky!
I’m not a great swimmer, I don’t live by the seaside so I didn’t have much of a relationship with water until my pregnancies. I partook in a bit of aqua-natal when I was pregnant with JJ which was a lovely thing to do, but it wasn’t until I had experienced a bog-standard hospital birth (28 hours of it, pethidine, epidural and all) that I knew that I wanted a more positive experience the second time around. A few episodes of One Born Every Minute later and I was completely sold on a water birth. It was clear to see that there was a significant difference in the attitudes and outcomes of those who chose water births and I wanted to know why.