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post #61 of 234

Another Birth tub resource

www.ninemonthsandbeyond.com

Birth Pool in a Box Eco and Aquadoula tubs

Information and articles on waterbirth.

This company is local to Tennessee but serves wherever they can be shipped.

One way shipping is included in the price, which is pretty cheap.

Check it out!

Micky
post #62 of 234
I found the La Bassine style tub online for MUCH cheaper!
I used the La Bassine for my birth in April and loved it...

Here it is: http://www.shipstore.com/SS/HTML/SEV/SEVSP60E.html
post #63 of 234
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Originally Posted by twinangels04 View Post
Does anyone have an idea for a non PVC pool that isn't very expensive?
Waterbirth.org has non PVC pools. Says "The only inflatable Birth Pool made without phthalates, which have been linked to fertility problems. Better for the environment, better for you and your baby". Rents for $125-$150. It's called the Birth Pool in a Box Eco.
post #64 of 234
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Originally Posted by Birth&Bunnies View Post
Waterbirth.org has non PVC pools. Says "The only inflatable Birth Pool made without phthalates, which have been linked to fertility problems. Better for the environment, better for you and your baby". Rents for $125-$150. It's called the Birth Pool in a Box Eco.
That one says "Birth Pool in a Box is made from PVC" at the bottom. It's just without the phthalates.
post #65 of 234
Hmm I was assuming the phthalates were the PVC I would email them and ask. Barbara Harper is the founder/owner and she's very cool, she probably knows more than most.
post #66 of 234
Phthalates are plasticizers used in the production of PVC, so these pools without phthalates are using other, less toxic, plasticizers.

The La Bassine also says it is phthalate free.
post #67 of 234

Pools! Wow! Thank You!!

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Originally Posted by Ygle View Post
Bpiab both regular and mini have internal depth of 26", La Bassine is 23", the Electra has an external depth of 22" (the external depth of La Bassine is 26")... at least according to the websites.
Hi Ladies,

Thank you StacyL! Wow!! I am so thankful for this help. I really am being drawn to do a waterbirth for my 3rd homebirth and am having such trouble with deciding on which one.....La Bassine or $30 fishy pool. This post above is what I was wondering about ladies!!

I do want it deep enough not to be restricted to sitting down. When I had my daughter hold up a tape measure 22" seems to shallow. So I was going to order the La Bassine due to the depth being 26". But that is not internal depth. NOW the elctra and La Bassine are only one INCH different!!

OH my vision of the pushing/birthing stage is to squat with my arms over the side...... I am 5'7"??

Anyone use either of these yet??

Angela
post #68 of 234
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Originally Posted by madeitX2 View Post
my vision of the pushing/birthing stage is to squat with my arms over the side...... I am 5'7"??

Anyone use either of these yet??

Angela

I pushed and birthed with my arms over the side and on my knees/in a squat in the round fishy pool and the water was plenty deep enough - came up to my boobs. I'm 5'5".

FWIW, the BPIABox website says you need 18" of water to achieve the benefits associated with a waterbirth, and you definitely get that depth from any of the pools.

From their FAQ's:

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The depth of water in your birth pool is an important consideration, especially if you are planning on giving birth to your baby in the pool. A woman needs at least 18" of water in order for the buoyancy effect of water to benefit her labour.
post #69 of 234
I'm 5'7'' and used the La Bassine. It was fabulous! I definitely felt covered by the water. I hang over the sides and ended up pushing while reclined. It just felt the best. There is a picture of me on the website which is in my siggy.
post #70 of 234
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Originally Posted by Nani View Post
I'm 5'7'' and used the La Bassine. It was fabulous! I definitely felt covered by the water. I hang over the sides and ended up pushing while reclined. It just felt the best. There is a picture of me on the website which is in my siggy.
5'10 here and the la bassine was wonderful. I wanted the aqua doula but I am glad I went with the la bassine- I spent most of my time hanging over the sides and aqua doula probably wouldnt have been as comfortable.
post #71 of 234

OK who took my pool??

OK MOMMIES!! All this talk and now Amazon is sold OUT!! I almost had mine for 19.99!! AHHH MAN!! I thought about it tooooo long and now everyone must have went on and purchased the last three......

Glad someone was on top of it....Now I am back to square one! Only 6wks left...

Angela (just venting!)
post #72 of 234
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Originally Posted by madeitX2 View Post
OK MOMMIES!! All this talk and now Amazon is sold OUT!! I almost had mine for 19.99!! AHHH MAN!! I thought about it tooooo long and now everyone must have went on and purchased the last three......
I'm not sure which pool you are talking about, but all the pools in the links of Post #2 of this thread are still available and none of them are through Amazon.

In fact, the round fishy pool is only $17.95 in the first link.
post #73 of 234
Good Morning, StacyL

Yes you are correct BUT Amazon had it for 19.99 with free shipping if you spend 25 so I thought I had a great deal to try this one for 19.99 and still be able to upgrade if its not what I was looking for. But then amazon ship date was july - august. So I had to cancel the order and go with the 17.95 + 11.8 shipping. So $29 is not bad. I was just so shocked how many searches I did for pricing and the difference each website had and found one for my pricing (amazon) and then gone!

You are great and so appreiciate the time you gave to explain all these needed details for us soon to be birthing mommies!!

Angela
post #74 of 234
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Originally Posted by madeitX2 View Post
I was just so shocked how many searches I did for pricing and the difference each website had
I know - I don't know how the price can vary so much for the same pool!

I ordered one myself a few weeks ago to just keep on hand because I'll probably be pg again before fall, and didn't want to get stuck without a pool in the winter!
post #75 of 234
My MW rents an AquaDoula for $100. Given the cost, which tub would you choose:

BPIAB

La Bassine

AquaDoula?
post #76 of 234
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Originally Posted by emski4379 View Post
My MW rents an AquaDoula for $100. Given the cost, which tub would you choose:

BPIAB

La Bassine

AquaDoula?
Since all three are basically the same price ($95-$125) I would choose either of the inflatable pools. Mamas say they are more comfy than the hard, thin sides of the AD. And they are all the same depth anyway.
post #77 of 234
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Originally Posted by StacyL View Post
RV hoses are drinking-water quality and are fine for hot water - lots of people have used them here.
except they all say "do not use with hot water": I'm not sure what to do!
post #78 of 234
Posted this in another place too but wanted it here also:

Well, what I decided was to order the 60x22 kiddie pool since it was $20 on Amazon (but out of stock until July 25th) to close to due date and then found it at another site (Quality Trading) for $29.44 w/ shipping. I figured try it out once and then if not what I was hoping for size and depth then get the La Bassine. Well so far it seems to be deep enough. Has a inflated bottom too! Getting hose and such this weekend to do a trial run.... OHHH so excited and not in a hurry either!!

Angela
post #79 of 234
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Originally Posted by LISSA~K View Post
except they all say "do not use with hot water": I'm not sure what to do!
People here use 'em anyway with no problems.
post #80 of 234
la bassine, a review!

positives~
1. the hugest positive is that the bottom is cushioned...easy on the knees and bottom!
2. not TOO exspensive~ pool + shipping + hoses at petsmart was still cheaper then renting a water doula from a local midwife
3. HUGE! so much room to move around in
4. super sturdy!

negatives~
1. handles too far apart to hold...ended up putting my foot on one, since i couldnt hold onto both! (big bummer since the handles were a big selling part for me)
2. water got cold quickly
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