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Birthing tub vs regular inflatable pool?

post #1 of 8
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Is there any major difference between the birthing pools and like a regular inflatable pool? Some of the birthing pools are fairly expensive. The inflatable pools I am looking at range from $28-$60 the birthing pools are more like $125-$300.

post #2 of 8
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Like something cheap like this maybe? http://www.walmart.com/ip/My-Sunshine-80-x-22-Round-Family-Inflatable-Swimming-Pool/19336115

post #3 of 8

I've wondered the same thing. I think the main things you want to look for are that you have sturdy sides you can lean heavily against, and the water is a min of 21-24".
 

post #4 of 8

as long as it is deep enough and has an inflatable bottom (that is very important imo) it should be fine.  i know a lot of mamas use these http://inhishands.com/Water-Birth-Pool-60-X-22-Deep.283  i went ahead and bought a second hand labassine because it came with the hoses and whatnot and it's 30in deep which i preferred.
 

post #5 of 8

The pools made for birth are much higher quality. 

post #6 of 8
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This one looks like it may be good, other than the few reviews that said it deflated it has been used by others for home births http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000Q0QTRW/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&m=A18ACDNYOEMMOL

post #7 of 8

omg $22 for shipping?  are they serious! 

post #8 of 8
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Yeah, I probably wouldn't be buying it off amazon. I am going to look locally first at the end of summer when all summer stuff is on clearance. Those pools are pretty heavy though.

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