I was wondering if anyone has hooked up their hose to fill their birth pool via their shower head? Or something in the bathroom? What did you use? How did it work?
I think I'd really much rather be on the second floor if at all possible, because the thought of tackling stairs right after birth to get a shower and get cozy in bed... is um... yeah definitely NOT appealing. The only bathroom is on the second floor too.
But I don't think there is anyway to a hook a hose to the bathroom sink... I'm thinking best bet is something to do with the shower head...
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If I had a lot of blood loss, I could see going up the stairs to be an issue, but at that point I would say that the stairs weren't the issue per se.
I also decided beforehand that I was willing to pee in the pool (which didn't end up happening, though). And while I was pushing, I pooped. That's expected, and it was a lovely job for the midwife's assistant to deal with, lol. So the bathroom wasn't a huge deal.
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The best way to do it is to take off the peice where you want to screw in the hose. This would be the airator off the sink, or the shower head off your shower. Take that with you to the store so you can match the size and thread pattern. The hoses are standard, so that is easy. I want to say the adaptor was about $5 (US). Good luck!
Hubby said it was easy to use, just took off the showerhead and attached the adaptor and hose. Easy as pie!
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