hi, I have not posted here in a while. My NCB'd baby is almost 4 years now! Anyway, with the recent issue of Barbara Harper's birth pools being seized, it makes me wonder about something. Most birth pools are made of vinyl, some say they are free of the major toxins. Does this concern anyone? I did not use a pool during my NCB. But, we try to be a vinyl-free house so I am wondering about the idea of laboring in a vinyl pool. Now that I think about it, laboring in a vinyl pool sounds kinda icky! We don't even use vinyl play pools for the kids for health reasons. We feel they are toxic. So, what do you all think about vinyl birth pools? Does anyone use one and yet not use vinyl in other parts of their life? Do you think maybe the feds seized Ms Harper's pools because they are made from bad vinyl, like the cheap stuff from overseas?
I did read the other thread here about her pools and I have looked into the issue. Her pools had a MAUDE report done at the FDA by someone anonymous, meaning someone thought they were potentially harmful and should be classified as a medical device, thus necessitating further testing to prove they are safe.
So, just curious about this issue and figured this was the place to ask! Are there pools that are proven to be safe and non toxic?