I am planning a water birth and though I have done quite a bit of research on the actual labor and birth in the tub, I had one question.
What happens for the delivery of the placenta? Ideally, I'd like to give birth in the tub and have the skin-to-skin contact and some time with baby and DH in there. Also, I'd like the cord to stop pulsating before it's cut.
But...I am not sure how this works in conjunction with the afterbirth. In my birthing class they mentioned that they'll definitely make you get out of the tub for that part, because they cannot measure blood loss in the water. Makes sense, but how soon do they make you scramble out of the tub? I am imagining this part being awkward...Any ideas about this?