I'd love to use a pool like the Aquaborn or La Bassine for my homebirth, but I'm concerned about what chemicals might leach from the vinyl into the warm, chlorinated tap water during the many hours it's filled, from either the pool itself or the disposable liner. I know Aquaborn uses an "eco vinyl" free of phthalates, cadmium, and lead, but what are they using instead?
I've written to Aquaborn but I'm still waiting to hear back.
In the mean time, I'm just wondering if I'm being overly cautious, because no one else seems concerned!!!
And can anyone suggest a vinyl-free birth pool alternative? I have a deep bathtub; could I just throw some towels in it to cushion the hard surfaces?
Thanks for any input!