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Do you have to have a birth pool to have a home birth?

Nope, you certainly don’t have to have a water birth if you’d like a home birth. Not at all.

Although many people do choose to buy or rent a birth pool for their home births, if water just is not your jam, that's absolutely fine.

Some people just don't find the water relaxing, some people don't have the space, and some people find that putting up and filling a pool is exactly the kind of disruption and distraction they wanted to avoid when they settled on a home birth. It's your birth, which makes it your decision.