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Old 06-29-2012, 08:18 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm doing this hb on a budget. So as i was looking for a birthing pool, I couldn't believe how pricey they were. I guess i lucked up with my son's birth back in 2008 because i purchased an aquarium kiddie pool from target for $5.98 (in late August my DS was due in December) . Unfortunately my labor went so fast i didn't get in it (even tho it was ready) lol. But my children did use the pool the  following summer. I don't want to spend more than $30 on a birthing pool. My tub is too small. And my midwife does offer a trough so that would be another option. I'm just curious is there any other pools out there that walmart, target, toys R us, carry that would be suitable for a hb. I know intex is a pretty popular for inflatables but I'm wondering if anyone else had an experience with a different brand ???

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the intex aquarium pools go for about $30.  Thats what I used for my last birth, although I only labored in it but birthed in bed. If the pool you bought before is in good shape, are you able to just clean it out (or use a liner..or both) and use it again? Does your midwife charge to use the trough? My first home birth my midwife has several of the troughs, and delivers them herself at the 36 week home visit, free :) Course, I birthed on the floor that time too! lol. But I really liked it. Super easy to set up, and pillows under the liner were perfect, and very comfortable. 


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I saw one at WM or Target recently that's round, blue with a clear panel and wondered if it would work. It was around $20. I didn't pay any attention to the dimensions, but it may be worth a look. The first pool you used is sold by many birth supply companies and is about $30.   


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I saw one at WM or Target recently that's round, blue with a clear panel and wondered if it would work. It was around $20. I didn't pay any attention to the dimensions, but it may be worth a look. The first pool you used is sold by many birth supply companies and is about $30.   

Are you talking about this pool .....
 

http://www.walmart.com/ip/My-Sunshine-80-x-22-Round-Family-Inflatable-Swimming-Pool/19336115
 
http://www.walmart.com/ip/80-Round-Inflatable-Pool/15573809

 

I found those last night. And i was thinking if i wait until late August/early September I probably could get them for cheap. If they are still around lol.

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the intex aquarium pools go for about $30.  Thats what I used for my last birth, although I only labored in it but birthed in bed. If the pool you bought before is in good shape, are you able to just clean it out (or use a liner..or both) and use it again? Does your midwife charge to use the trough? My first home birth my midwife has several of the troughs, and delivers them herself at the 36 week home visit, free :) Course, I birthed on the floor that time too! lol. But I really liked it. Super easy to set up, and pillows under the liner were perfect, and very comfortable. 

The pool i had before is gone mecry.gif. I believed we tossed it because it got damaged while we were moving. My midwife trough is free. You have to pick up before the birth & bring it back afterwards. I'm definitely keeping that option open.

 

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Are you talking about this pool .....
 

http://www.walmart.com/ip/My-Sunshine-80-x-22-Round-Family-Inflatable-Swimming-Pool/19336115

 

 

Yes and this one

http://www.target.com/p/intex-80-x-80-x-20-easy-set-kid-s-pool-round/-/A-13760592

 

Both are around the same price and size. Both are bigger than the aquarium pool which may be an issue. 

 


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This one seems to be the home birth kiddie pool of choice. If you read the reviews a good number of them are home birth moms. Since its over $25 it ships for free. The other thing you need is a water safe hose since normal garden hoses have a ton of nasty chemicals in them. 


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This one seems to be the home birth kiddie pool of choice. If you read the reviews a good number of them are home birth moms. Since its over $25 it ships for free. The other thing you need is a water safe hose since normal garden hoses have a ton of nasty chemicals in them. 

 

 

Almost! This is the one 

http://www.preciousarrows.com/Intex_60_Pool_p/70008.htm



 


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Ladies, I've made up my mind. Hubby & I went to look at the walmart pools that i listed in my second post & they were inflated on the display case. They look too big. So i will use my midwife trough or buy the aquarium pool from one of the home-birth supply sites. The only reason I didn't want to use the trough is that I didn't feel it would be that comfortable.  Amazon didn't have the fishy  pool for awhile. And now they do & its' 69.99. That  is way more than what the other sites are charging. Thank you for all your comments & help !!!

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I agree that the one at WM is too wide. I vote fishy pool. Best of luck!!  


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http://www.amazon.com/Large-Sunset-Glow-Inflatable-Pool/dp/B00004YTIP/ref=pd_sim_t_1
I used this.

Ill bet you could use the trough and just put towels along the sides so it is more comfortable. I bought a crappy pillow from walmart to use in my birth pool for my knees. Just a $5 bed pillow, and threw it away afterwards.

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I just bought this one:

http://www.yourwaterbirth.com/oasis-eco-pool-c-1_39.html

 

shipping was expensive, but I'm excited to try it.  

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Thanks for Everyones comments and suggestions. I now have many more options  for my home water birth than I originally thought love.gif

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I used the thirty dollar 60" fishy pool too.


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This is the one I used with my second dd. Bought another to use with this baby too. I used an actual birth tub with my first and it felt giant. This pool is great - sides are high enough and the bottom is inflated too.

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This is the one I used with my second dd. Bought another to use with this baby too. I used an actual birth tub with my first and it felt giant. This pool is great - sides are high enough and the bottom is inflated too.

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