Anyone have a favorite? I'm thinking about http://www.waterbirthsolutionsstore....c?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?
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!!
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.
Just wanted to say how excited I am for you!! YAY for a home water birth
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.