I was thinking about buying one this time around instead of using the one my midwives provide. Anybody know of a good one, or where to get one for a good price? I haven't really looked into it at all yet....
I have a Sevylor Electra round which is really nice. It has great side support so you can lean over the sides without them crushing down. Make sure it is deep enough to cover your entire belly so you get the full effect of the water.
I do think that the heated & jetted pools would be heavenly though...with an inflatable, you have to keep adding water to keep it warm.
I bought a La Bassine when I had my 5th. It was a brutal labour - 26 hours -- which was 20 hours longer than my longest labour! The pool saved my labour I think, I'm pretty sure I would have given up and gone in for drugs.
I still have the pool so I'm sure I'll use it again. It was wonderfully deep. The only downside was trying to keep it warm, we had to keep draining some water and refilling and eventually ran out of hot water. I'm wondering if I can find some sort of heater this time around.
The depth was what really sold me on the La Bassine, I loved being in warm water right up to my chest!