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post #21 of 31
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Ok awsome! I invision my self birthing in our game room with the doors open and feeling the nice summer breeze im glad we can use the outside water connection :) so im sure 25ft is all ill need since the water connection outside is super close to the game room.

 

Now since illl be using te outside waterhose connection , I will have to boil hot water since there no way of making the water hot right? and if i was to connect the hose to our kitchen sink , we can just turn up the hot water in our boiler to make the water come out super hot right?

post #22 of 31
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Ok awsome! I invision my self birthing in our game room with the doors open and feeling the nice summer breeze im glad we can use the outside water connection :) so im sure 25ft is all ill need since the water connection outside is super close to the game room.

 

Now since illl be using te outside waterhose connection , I will have to boil hot water since there no way of making the water hot right? and if i was to connect the hose to our kitchen sink , we can just turn up the hot water in our boiler to make the water come out super hot right?

Well if it only comes out cold I personally wouldn't go that route. Way too much effort, LOL. I have quick labors though, usually. I'd just connect to kitchen sink. I do turn up water heater at beginning of labor.
 

 

post #23 of 31
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Well if it only comes out cold I personally wouldn't go that route. Way too much effort, LOL. I have quick labors though, usually. I'd just connect to kitchen sink. I do turn up water heater at beginning of labor.
 

 



Yes i was thinking of this lastnight  it might be to much of a hassle to boil water ugh! lol  i might just labor in our bedroom ,since we have our bathroom in our room , since this is # 3 not sure how fast labor will be but i sure as heck dont want to wait around for hot water lol

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Yes i was thinking of this lastnight  it might be to much of a hassle to boil water ugh! lol  i might just labor in our bedroom ,since we have our bathroom in our room , since this is # 3 not sure how fast labor will be but i sure as heck dont want to wait around for hot water lol

I always set up the pool in my bedroom, my haven. My dh connects to our shower arm, takes off showerhead and connects adapter and then hose. Would that option work for you?
 

 

post #25 of 31

I've birthing the the kitchen and last time was in the living room.  Our room would have been too small to put the pool in unless we moved our beds out.  It would have been nice to be able to shut a door and get some peace.  DH ended up taking DS out of the house and he missed the birth.

 

post #26 of 31
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I've birthing the the kitchen and last time was in the living room.  Our room would have been too small to put the pool in unless we moved our beds out.  It would have been nice to be able to shut a door and get some peace.  DH ended up taking DS out of the house and he missed the birth.

 



Oh no!  ive thought of that scenorio  sp? i can just imagine my kids coming in and out  of the kitchen and at least in our room we def can close the door ,im thinking if kids are being too loud and dh needs to take them outside , im going to use walkie talkies to get ahold of dh in the backyard lol if im close to giving birth , but hopefully i give birth in the middle of the night when the lil monkeys are asleepsmile.gif

 

post #27 of 31
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I always set up the pool in my bedroom, my haven. My dh connects to our shower arm, takes off showerhead and connects adapter and then hose. Would that option work for you?
 

 



My bedroom is my haven as well and im def going to set up the pool in my room , luckily our room is pretty big. I havent bought the adapter yet i did see the hose at walmart so will be buying the 5oft next week,  but wil the same adapter for the sink fit on the showerhead ??  i would rather have the hose connected to the showerhead...

post #28 of 31

My fishy pool started deflating, but we blew it up two weeks before labor (I wanted it ready just in case!). During labor I really wanted something strong to hold on to and the sides were not sufficient. During contractions, I had a tricky time because I needed to just "let go" while holding on (make sense? lol), but my face would almost submerge because of the deflation. Ick!

 

I do think that it must have had a hole or air leak, though, since the night of labor my husband had to inflate it again for me. I think the fishy pool is probably quite adequate (despite my experience). I may, however, opt for a birthing pool next time just to see if it stands up to the hype. :) It'll probably work better for me just because of the fishy pool circumstances I was in.

 

Oh, I had a hell of a time finding a hose, too. All the stores had safe for drinking but not recommended for hot temperatures. AY! In the end we took our chances with one of those and hoped the water wasn't "too hot". (They didn't even define 'hot' on their package, so it was anyone's guess as to their limit.)

post #29 of 31

I didn't have a UC, but I did have a pool that I labored in...

 

I was looking at all the pools - I liked the aqua doula the best, but it was SO expensive, more to rent than others were to BUY.  The Aquaborn Eco is what I would've gone with if I hadn't been given a fish pool for free.

 

I had my fishy pool filled for over a week, and we'd bail out cold water with a bucket (one we normally use for mopping) and then re-fill with hot water from the kitchen.... at one point when the water was pretty low, we topped off the air in the pool (didn't want to do that with a FULL pool)... I leaned on the sides a LOT... and they did okay, but it wasn't the sturdiest thing EVER... (fwiw, I weighed about 200lbs during labor)... I had thought I might want handles that are in some of the birth pools, but I didn't really end up wanting them...

 

I definitely used the thermometer - at first to measure what "felt right" to me - I'd had a midwife recommend not going above 105F... I found that somewhere between 100 and 105 was about right (or start off at 105, because it would inevitably cool down.

 

I bought a kit for $88 from www.waterbirthsolutions.com (they also sell pools and tarps and universal liners) that included a pump for inflation/deflation, a kitchen sink adapter, a 25' drinking water hose, thermometer, mirror, debris net, long gloves, and a submersible pump for getting the water out... I didn't need/use ALL that stuff, but it was cheaper to buy the kit than to find the things I needed individually.  I also got a Y adapter from home depot so we could still use the sink without unscrewing the hose.

 

hope all that info helps...

post #30 of 31

Oh, and my fishy pool has been out in the shed for a year now and was used in the yard, of course, for the kiddos last summer.  What should I use to clean it??  Something not too toxic would be nice!

post #31 of 31

If it were me, I would probably just use a little bit of dish soap.

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