Maybe I'm jumping the gun here a bit. I'm only 9 weeks along, but I'm OCD and like doing a ton of research in advance.
My nearest hospital, and one of the ones my OB/GYN works at is CSMC. I hear that CSMC has started doing water births recently in their L&D rooms. I wanted to know if anyone had any experience with this so I could get an insider's opinion. Also, I want to know if you paid for it yourself, or if it was partially or completely covered by your insurance. I have Aetna, which unfortunately frowns upon home births (my original plan) but I disdain hospitals and the myriad drugs they try to push on you (I used to work in healthcare, so I know how that works). So a natural water birth in the hospital seemed like a good compromise.
Anyone done this and can give me a heads up on whether it was a good experience? Thanks!
Re: A Water Birth at Coral Springs Medical Center?
I am only 12 weeks on Tuesday, but am starting to think about this as well. My Dr also delivers at CSMC. This might be a silly question, but I have no idea. Can you still have an epi if you do a water birth? I have been considering a water birth too. I imagine it would have to be a walking epi....anyone heard of this?