Okay, So we were planning on getting the Birth Pool in a Box. http://www.1cascade.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=4527 Loved how it's made specifically for Home Birth, with the handles, cup holder, seat...We going to split the cost with my midwife and give it to her afterward so she can rent it out to her other clients.
Well, we are kind of running out of money. And it would be nice to not have to 'splurge'. I was just wondering if getting this one (http://www.amazon.com/Swim-Center-Ocean-Reef-Pool/dp/B00005OARQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1301986782&sr=8-1) would be seriously downgrading or if there wouldn't be much of a noticeable difference.
It seems Big and Deep enough, I have heard good things about it. This will be my first homebirth and probably last baby. I want it to be really special and comfortable. But if I can save $170 bucks, I am ALL For that!
Note, I am 5'9 and over 250lbs.
The only 'Downs' I can think of are
1. No seat. Even though the floor is inflatable/cushiony I wanted a seat in case the baby's cord is short or to assist me in a squat position.
2. The BPIAB is more slender and smaller-oval as opposed to round. Therefore, It seems there would be less area for the water to be 'exposed' and chilled, and the pool itself would fit better/save room in the space we have. I am Due at the End of July so I am Not really worried about the temperature of the water.
So, WHat is y'all's Opinion? I have heard nothing but good about the Kiddie Pool. I guess I am just looking for reasurrance that if I go with it, it will be a good decision I won't regret.
WHAT WOULD BE A GOOD SEAT/SUPPORT ALTERNATIVE? Do I really need one?