Birthing Pools

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Birthing Pools

Anyone have a favorite? I'm thinking about http://www.waterbirthsolutionsstore.com/product.sc?productId=83 this one the new Aquaborn Eco birth pool, but I'm not sure if I need to get a deluxe pool kit with the pool. What do I absolutely need with a birthing pool besides an air pump?

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I used the BPIAB and loved it!! This time I'm using a La Bassine since I have one offered free to me. I've heard only good things and it's quite similar anyway.

You will need a food grade hose to fill the tub (you don't want lead). A faucet adapter is also needed. You can get a thermometer and fish net at any cheap pet store. And a liner is a good idea too. And of course the air pump. Another nice thing to have is a large tarp for the floor under the pool, it can protect the floor from spills or drips.

The Aquaborn is a beautiful tub!! I'd love to see pics of it in action!!

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We purchased this one for my last birth and will use it this time too. It was perfect and had enough room for bothy my husband and I to be completely in the pool, This way he was able to catch the baby.
I agree with pp. All we had was the faucet adapter, hose, and tarp under the pool. I believe the mid wife brought the fish net.
I would suggest a run through, it took my dh forever to figure out how to properly drain the tub. The other children had a blast swimming in it during trial runs. It's also good to figure out how long it takes to fill the tub and how long the water will stay warm.

http://www.madeinwater.co.uk/poolcom.html

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Just wanted to say how excited I am for you!! YAY for a home water birth:)

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That looks nice. I am just using a kiddie pool since that is all we can afford. I did get a basic waterbirth kit from a site that had all the things Jordan mentioned put together already. I also got an electric air pump to save time. I got my air pump at amazon and it was pretty cheap.

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We are just using our tub, but this is the one that my midwife likes or has available to rent had we been interested ~

http://www.aquadoula.com/