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#61 of 234 Old 05-28-2007, 07:17 PM
 
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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!

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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??

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.
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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...

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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.
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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!!

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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!
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My MW rents an AquaDoula for $100. Given the cost, which tub would you choose:

BPIAB

La Bassine

AquaDoula?

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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.
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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!
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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!!

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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.
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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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What a great, great thread!!! Thank you for starting it! So am I jumping the gun too much if I order mine now for a February birth?????
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What a great, great thread!!! Thank you for starting it! So am I jumping the gun too much if I order mine now for a February birth?????
It's actually a great time to get them as they go on sale at the end of season (now).
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Good point!!
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The link to the Phython Drain & Fill pump doesn't work. Is this the same thing? http://www.amazon.com/Python-No-Spil...744033-4560813
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I fixed the Python link in the original post on page one of this thread.
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This thread is very helpful. We are planning a waterbirth HBAC this time around and I have been searching for a list like this. For those with waterbirth experience how important is it that the birth pool have a seat? Can one just put a stool or bench in there if one wants to for comfort? Or is it better to get the pool that has an attached seat?

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I never wanted to sit when in the pool, and I never had anyone in there with me, so it didn't matter. You are buoyant enough and the inflatable floor is padded enough that kneeling and squatting were the only positions I used. I guess you could use a plastic footstool (since it's submersible) if you wanted it for someone else to sit on. I think the BPIAB is the one that has a built-in inflatable seat.
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I used the BPIAB two weeks ago for my son's birth. I *loved* it! I did use the seat once or twice when my MW was checking the baby's heartones, though I probably didn't need to. It didn't get fully enough inflated, so it wasn't as supportive as I would've needed. I spent most of my time either fully submerged (the depth was wonderful!!) sitting on the floor of the pool, or during ctxs I was up on my knees in one way or another. I did rest my arms on the cushion, too, but again it wasn't quite inflated enough or that would've been really nice.

I definitely loved the pool, but the best thing was the size of it and the depth!!

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Here's a copy of an old post to explain how the Python drain & fill attachment works:

Look at this picture first:

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...=6&pcatid=3913

It should be hooked up just like this picture.
First, thanks for this AWESOME thread! I have the intex fishy pool and bought all the other misc. needs based on this list. Unfortunately, that link no longer works! Is Photo H in this link the same thing?

http://a1272.g.akamai.net/7/1272/112...ish-supply.jpg

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Unfortunately, that link no longer works! Is Photo H in this link the same thing?

http://a1272.g.akamai.net/7/1272/112...ish-supply.jpg

Thank you!
Yes, that is the same photo. I'll go and update the link in the original post now.
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