A 30-year-old male asked:
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my wife and i having a baby 10/11 she wants a home water birth with my sister who is a midwife, i just think that's ridiculous are they even safe?

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Dr. Paul Williams
34 years experience Family Medicine
Home water births: This practice can be safe so don't panic. I am assuming your sister is experienced as a midwife AND familiar with water births. Water births can be a very rewarding experience but everyone needs to understand that if problems develop it transitions to a normal "dry" delivery and if needed transfer to a hospital. Another thought - can your sister live with herself if something goes wrong??
Answered on Sep 23, 2016
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