Home and Hospital Rentals
A water birth pool can help make your labor shorter, easier and more comfortable
With a choice
of 2 specially designed pools,
pool you choose - you’ll
have the space, depth and support
you need to have an active water birth.
Everything you’ll need to use your pool is supplied as standard.
All of our pools are very easy to assemble. No tools or special skills are required. The easy-to-follow instruction sheet gives you step-by-step directions for a hassle-free experience.
of the most
important features of this pool is its strong, wide rim. You'll
appreciate the comfort and support it provides in virtually all of the
positions you may use during labor and birth.
you know that there are no formal standards or controls that regulate
design and supply of water birth pools?
and hygiene issues
renting a transportable pool you need to
If the answer is 'no' for questions 1-7 or 'yes' for questions 8 & 9, you should consider other options.
pools are strong enough
All of our pools have strong - solid frames to allow you, your partner or midwife to sit or lean on the rim. We consider this to be essential for safety.
You'll appreciate being able to lean or hold onto the rim both during labor and when giving birth.
midwife may want you to sit on the rim in certain situations in which you
or your baby requires assistance.
There has never been a flood using our pools!
We are pleased to say that
here has never been a serious leak or spillage of water from one of our pools. To avoid the possibility we have
devised the double-liner system for use on our transportable
models. This method has been widely adopted.
It's an essential feature that all transportable birth pools should have. Your pool will be supplied with a thick, waterproof main liner and a new waterproof disposable liner. With both liners in place your pool is truly watertight. (Note: Our 3000 series pools are molded, so they do not use a liner system while being easy to clean!)
We cannot absolutely guarantee that there will not be a leak. The liners need to be installed correctly. It's important that they are looked after and not accidentally punctured.
We suggest that you use a single layer of polythene ground sheet under and around the pool to provide protection to your floor or carpet. A non-slip bath mat beside the pool is essential.
and hygiene are
Our pools satisfy the recommendations of hospital microbiologists.
The provision of a new disposable liner and a new hose pipe for filling the pool prevents cross infection.
To ensure safety we supply a new faucet adaptor with each pool.
When the pools are returned our staff thoroughly inspects and cleans the equipment to ensure that the highest standards are maintained.
We've had no report of infection since we began to hire out pools. I'm satisfied that if our guidelines are followed, risk of infection is extremely minimal.
Filling your pool
At home -- Your pool is filled with a new 1/2" garden hose pipe, which is connected to the tap with a new connector. Filling time varies widely according to the water supply but generally takes between 2-4 hours.
In hospital -- The pool is filled with a new 1" clear hose pipe, which
is connected directly to the tap with a jubilee clamp. In hospitals where
hot water supplies are ample, pools generally take 30–60 minutes to
the water temperature
You should feel comfortable, but not too warm. In labor the water should be maintained according to your comfort between 98°F - 102°F. For birth the temperature should be between 97°F - 99°F.
Your pool will be supplied with a new floating thermometer to measure the water temperature. We discovered that used thermometers may not be reliable; therefore we supply a brand new thermometer with each pool to ensure that temperature readings are accurate.
If you're having your baby in hospital, or have a reasonably efficient water heating system in your home, you will not need an additional water heater.
The pools are insulated and are provided with a heat retention cover that minimizes heat loss to less than 1° per hour. It also reduces humidity when the pool is not in use.
Emptying your pool
amazing Birth Ball encourages
birthing mat makes a tremendous
Transwarmer (Baby Warming Mat)
Dolphin Pool Thermometer
have the largest stock of portable water
How to rent your pool: