Water births vs. Natural non-water births — The Bump
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Water births vs. Natural non-water births

Hi All!  I am pregnant with my second baby.  My first birth experience was a natural water birth and it was amazing.   Unfortunately, 4 years later, the clinic I first used now only has one doctor that performs them.  She only does them when she happens to be on call when you are in labor. The chances of that happening are 1 out of 7 (since she is only on call 1 day a week).  So I guess I will just have a natural birth outside of the tub.  I am pretty scared about the difference.  Water really helped me relax when I was 8-10 cmms dilated and made my baby's exit more gentle.  

For people who can compare the two births...do dry deliveries hurt more? Do you tear more? Looking for some perspective :smile:
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