We take a look at different celebrities who opted for water birth as opposed to the normal vaginal birth or Caesarean section.
A water birth means at least part of your labour, delivery or both happen while you're in a birth pool filled with warm water. It can take place in a hospital, a birthing centre, or at home.
Former Tusker Project fame participant Wendy Kimani delivered her son Taji through a water birth four years ago.
Taking to her social media at the time, Wendy shared a photo of herself alongside her mum thanking her for holding her hand throughout the entire process.
’Mommy, you held me and comforted me, during our underwater home birth, what an experience huh? I am so blessed to have you as a Mom.’’ Wendy posted.
‘’We love you so much T man. Sorry (not) for endless kisses Daddy and I are giving you but you are JUST SO FREAKING ADORBZ.’’ She wrote alongside a cute photo of their newborn child.
Sauti Sol’s Polycarp Otieno and his wife Lady Mandy recently narrated the experience of having their firstborn son born in a home water birth seven months ago.
The guitarist shared a video of his wife Amanda in labour, preparing for a water birth on a Saturday morning.
“WE DID A HOME BIRTH! And it was the most magical experience in my entire life thus far. Empowering, Enlightening and Life-Changing. Women are just superhuman beings. Respect them to the fullest. Love them. Cherish them,” wrote Polycarp.
In the video, the expectant mother was groaning, as her husband and midwife supported her.
On why she chose to give birth at home, Amanda said;
“It felt so right. It felt like it was just the right thing to do. I wanted to feel like I could allow my body to do what it is meant to do.”
Before the d-day, the couple underwent training on how to go about a water birth at home from a midwife.
The mother of one said that the pregnancy journey, especially through the Covid-19 pandemic was full of challenges.
Media personality Grace Msalame also recently delivered her son at the comfort of her home.
This she revealed during a Q and A segment with her fans.
Media personality Grace Msalame has opened up on her pregnancy journey and birth story for her third child.
In the Instagram Q and A session, Grace was asked by one of her followers to talk about VBAC – Vaginal birth after cesarean section.
Studies have shown a 60 to 80 per cent success rate for women who attempt VBAC as a safe and appropriate choice for most women who have had a prior C-section.
“MAYBE ON HIS FirST BIRTHDAY, IT WILL ALL SINK IN! I STILL CAN’T BELIEVE THIS PARTICULAR PRAYER WAS ANSWERED AND JUST HOW I DESIRED AT THE COMFORT OF MY OWN HOME I HAD MY WATER BABY YAANI NI MUNGU TO IMAGINE! NILIOMBA YANGU YOTE.”
Jackie Nguru and Rama Oluoch
Kenyan couple Jackie Nguru and her hubby Rama Oluoch also known as 'The Green Calabash' on their YouTube channel delivered their last born via water birth.
Speaking about their experience Jackie shared,
Having a water birth is calmer, when the baby comes you feel relief.
I could feel an urge to push and I knew she couldn't make it to the hospital.
We decided to have the baby at home because the labour progressed very first.
I have done some Lamaz classes so I knocked away my fears and became a midwife for 15 minutes, I did not have an option.
Would you opt for a natural birth, a CS or water birth?