So did it smell to start with like mine. Should I have just aired it for a couple of weeks?
post #21 of 33
12/15/09 at 11:35am
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 .
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.