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post #21 of 33
So did it smell to start with like mine. Should I have just aired it for a couple of weeks?
post #22 of 33
She never mentioned that it had a smell. Just that they had a difficult time with the liner fitting properly the first time they used it and that they corrected that the second time but inflating the pool more before they fit it in.
post #23 of 33
I just purchased this pool and it is currently blown up in my house. I didn't notice much of a smell but I'm not particularly sensitive. My favorite part is that it is super deep. I'm not due for a few more weeks but I'll update this with a review after the birth.
post #24 of 33
I'm using the AquaBorn birth pool. Can't wait! I love the color, and heard from a few women that it was way comfy.
post #25 of 33
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Originally Posted by Wintersclan007 View Post
I personally love the BPIAB over the Aquaborn Eco Birth Pool. The BPIAB does come in two sizes, the regular size and the mini size and are sold with a liner. (the Aquaborn does not come with a liner). I love the seat in the BPIAB and the handles. The liners are snug and fit perfectly.

Personally, I could not imagine not using a liner in a pool I am giving birth in! EWWWW! I read the Aquaborn website where they say they don't sell them with the liners because most people only use them once. But they don't really explain how to empty and clean the pool if you want to use it more than once, resell it on Ebay or possibly rent it out to someone else to help offset the cost of the pool for your own use.

Cost is another issue, you can now buy the full size eco personal BPIAB with a liner for only $150.00 (plus shipping and handling) here: http://www.1cascade.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=4527 . If you have an space issue, and want to buy the mini you can buy it for $170.00 at this store: http://www.yourwaterbirth.com/birth-...ner-p-457.html .

Good luck!!!
Liners are an easy solution. You just get a roll of 3mil thick plastic sheeting, roll it out, and lay it in the pool. You usually have enough sheeting left over for the bed and any other surfaces that you may want to cover. I have my clients do this all the time for their births after it became impossible for me to find custom fit liners for my la bassine.
post #26 of 33
I just used ours on Friday...It was AWESOME!! And the tub is absolutely huge. It was great.
post #27 of 33
Just wanted to add to this thread. I gave birth in an Aquaborn in early December. I was the first person to use it (I rented it) and it didn't smell -- and I am really sensitive to smells even when not pregnant. We used the liner that came with it and it fit perfectly over the pool. I didn't notice it. The pool itself was comfy (my floor was carpeted though -- perhaps if you are using it in a tiled room you may want to lay an area rug beneath it) and yes, very deep. I am 5'7". The pool is kind of big so that might be an issue for you. The color didn't bother me at all. I think I read on the company's website that the green is supposed to be calming (but again, didn't affect me one way or another). It has handles on it that I made use of when pushing.

We only filled it 3/4 of the way (on purpose) and my labor was only 4 hours long so maintaining the heat wasn't an issue but it does come with a cover to keep it warm. The pool itself took only 4 minutes to inflate. Then at some point DH put the liner on (I was laboring in another room so I have no idea when this happened) and began filling it. It took less than an hour to fill it 3/4 of the way.

I have nothing to compare it too but I have no complaints about this particular tub.

Here is a photo of me resting in b/tw contractions where you can kind of see how big it is:
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n...da/ry3D400.jpg
post #28 of 33
Sorry, I know this is an old thread but I'm looking into getting on of these pools for my next birth (in two years, lol!) Does the Aquaborn have the seat inside like the BPIAB? That's the only thing that's drawing my to the BPIAB vs the Aquaborn. I like to sit on my butt in the pool but when I have a contraction I get up on my knees. Shifting back and forth from my knees to sitting on the floor of the pool was kind of tiring last time! In my head it seems like it would be nice to just go from sitting on the little seat straight to my knees then back up again.
post #29 of 33
It does not have a seat, however you can purchase seats separately for any birth pool. I had a client give birth in an aquaborn in March and it was a wonderful tub. I am now going to be offering it and the La Bassine to my clients. If you look up Jacob's homebirth on youtube you can see it being used in action by my client. It is really deep, which I do like a lot.
post #30 of 33
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Originally Posted by jenmidwife2b View Post
It does not have a seat, however you can purchase seats separately for any birth pool. I had a client give birth in an aquaborn in March and it was a wonderful tub. I am now going to be offering it and the La Bassine to my clients. If you look up Jacob's homebirth on youtube you can see it being used in action by my client. It is really deep, which I do like a lot.
Thanks for posting that, that video was so sweet, with the big sisters and mom and dad in the tub, there was lots of room! The Aqua is what I've been looking at too, I think this made up my mind for me, I'm 5'6'' and not a huge mom, but I'm not small either, and there needs to be lots of room and deep is a plus, so DH and I can both fit comfortably!
post #31 of 33
Yeah, it was a really lovely birth, her family was so supportive and it was a beautiful experience for all of them. I'm glad it was helpful to you as well!
post #32 of 33

Birth Pool ih a Box is fantastic!

We just had our second home waterbirth the end of August. Had read the earlier posts here to try and decide what kind of pool to purchase (first birth was in a different home in a spa-type tub). Decided on the BPIAB with the seat. We're so glad we had this pool!!! It was absolutely fantastic... plenty of room for both me and my husband (and our daughter could easily have joined us as well). Depth was terrific. Best of all was how cushie the bottom was. After having given birth in a regular tub the first time around--and I thought that was great--this was phenomenal. Depth was ok the first time around, but boy did my wrists hurt after being on hands and knees for so long. The cushion this time really took away any of that discomfort. Had chosen the BPIAB primarily for the seat, but actually only wound up using it for 10-15 minutes. The bottom was so soft that I didn't mind being on it at all. I would still choose this model over the mini simply for its size, though. Other huge difference between this and our spa tub was how well it held the heat of the water. Our spa tub quickly cooled the water, so we were having to regularly add in more hot water. My DH filled the BPIAB at least 2 hours--maybe more--before I ever even got into it. It was actually too hot and we had to add cold water at that time! I was in the tub for about an hour before I gave birth, then another hour afterward while we waited for the placenta and then floated it for a while. So over 4 hours and it stayed hot--no cover was used to keep the heat in (granted, it was summer, but we also had the air con cranked for quite a while before I got in the pool, so the room was VERY cool).

Our midwife had concerns about the pool possibly being too big for me to enter easily. I'm just under 5'4" and have had a history of back problems which, in part, caused me to be on bed rest the last part of this pregnancy. She was shocked to see how easy it was for me to get in (not too high at all). Afterward, both she and the backup midwife remarked that they were quite impressed by the pool and how well it worked.

Can't recommend this pool enough. Actually wish we would have had it the first time around as well! DH and DD #1 are quite excited (as am I) to keep it around as a "hot tub" in the backyard.
post #33 of 33
Thanks for posting this! I just ordered my BPIAB after LONG debate (with myself). I am hoping to use it in the next 6-7 weeks!
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