I have been thinking about what tub to use too. I know my midwife has a few that she rents out, but I don't know what brand and won't until I see her late May. I also don't know how much she charges to rent them. The only thing I definitely know is I want a tub of some sort!
Waterbirth? Your tub? Rented tub? Fishy Pool? - Page 2
I am looking to buy a used inflatable birth tub but haven't been able to find one on craigslist. I am due May 27th with our first baby and would love to have this as an option but just didn't want to pay full price for one. If you know of someone who'd like to sell theirs, I'm located in Austin, TX and you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
In my practice, families have utilized a variety of tubs and pools. I offer LaBassine and the Aquarium" pool. The "aquarium" pool was the first and it remains the only inflatable I have offered due to over 20 years of waterbirths it's served absolutely great. To this day, despite all the birth pools and tubs to select from, I still like it as well (most importantly-mothers do also) as anything and a sight better than some choices of bathtubs, Aquadoula, giant jetted tubs, etc. that I have experience with. - haven
I used a LaBassine provided by my midwives. It was big, cushy and I liked it (used it only for pushing in as I had such a fast labor). My only thought was that it was maybe a bit too large, as I felt a little too floaty in it at times.
ETA: DH drained it through a window into our backyard. He used some sort of pump attached to a cordless drill? IDK for sure, I was pretty distracted by my amazing new son. ;)