Veronica's Birth Stories: First Water Birth at Northfield Hospital, and Fast Second Birth
The following birth story is shared with permission from the author/birther as part of our Positive Birth Story project. The goal of our project is to share a variety of stories (unmedicated, epidural, c-section, etc.) to help our clients and blog readers reduce anxiety and prepare your minds for birth. The stories are all recent (in the past 5 years or so) and take place in Minnesota or Western Wisconsin. If you would like to submit your story to our Positive Birth Stories project, please email Bria at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, while water births are becoming more highly desired by parents, they're still relatively rare in the Twin Cities hospital community. We find that water birth is a common "bait and switch" experience with providers, meaning: your provider promises you they allow water birth, but when you show up in labor it is suddenly no longer an option. To read more, check out this blog post: How Common Are Water Births At Hospitals In The Twin Cities, MN?