April20|1312300415|2982331 said:She can't be serious. This reads a bit like an article in The Onion IMO. I wonder if she's planning a home birth and has family freaking out/giving her a hard time/critisizing and has decided to tweak them a bit by telling them she's doing this.
Hm, perhaps, but a birthing pool with clear, potable water (where meconium in the amniotic fluid can be detected and blood loos from the mother can be evaluated) and a fish tank with purple chemicals and possibly dead fish (and their waste) are two very different things.TristanC|1312300372|2982329 said:There are lots of water births right? THOSE tend to go well.
So now the only difference is that there are Koi in the water, and the mom has fishies on the brain. At least they are attempting to sterilize the water.
You know what I think?
I think... that the husband is a very patient and loving man.
Either that, or he's a raving lunatic.
I will stake a bet on the first option, given the expense of the Koi and the tank as well as the fact that they seem reasonably well to do.
Anybody else bookmarked this to see if anything goes right in october?
kas baby|1312304870|2982397 said:Best of the comments:
"This is wonderful and long overdue. A friend of mine in Capetown had a White Shark assisted birth. That didn't, in all honesty, go so well but, hey, you can't make omelettes without breaking a few eggs, heh? Do keep posting."
Ditto that. I've said before that I think women should be able to choose the circumstances of their birth. While I wouldn't have a water birth myself, I think it's an OK choice for low-risk pregnancies provided a midwife is present. But even that's a controlled situation, usually in a shallow tub like a bathtub or swimming pool. But going in a deep tub and expecting the koi to guide the baby to the surface, and catching the baby with a net as a backup?!? Crazy. I HOPE it's a joke.rosetta|1312299392|2982313 said:What?!
As a doctor, I don't even know where to begin.......