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#31 of 36 Old 04-13-2007, 06:05 PM
 
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I guess my mw loves horse troughs for water births.

She doesn't like the tub that are sold for waterbirth as they just don't offer enough support

She going to bring one for ours. Hopefull I will get to use it
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but I guess you could line the whole thing with foam and a pillow/some pillows on one side cover with a sheet that is light colored- because the tank lined but with no sheet is so black hard to see mec in the water or blood/amount of blood- with a sheet you can see.
Here's a link to a green one that's also available in white.

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I picked mine up from the last lady who used it, and I have to say...

It's awesome.

I'm about 6' tall, and I can see myself easily submerging as much as I would like. There is plenty of room for DH if I want/need him, I love the stability (I had no problem getting in or out, and standing up with those hard sides to grab onto was a piece of cake), and I feel really good about having it in a carpeted room - no worries about splashing out, spilling, and such.
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I used one last time. My mw dropped it off when I was 36 weeks. I loved it. I put pillows along the bottom of it and then put the plastick sheeting over the pillows so they didn't get wet. I'm 6'1'' and it was perfect for me.

I saw the link a few posts above about the green tub. Anyone else have links of other places to get them?

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I saw the link a few posts above about the green tub. Anyone else have links of other places to get them?
I posted three links in the resources sticky thread.
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I dont like the narrowness of them I like the fact that the pools are round so you have more mobility, also it very hard to see in them so even if you dont care for the midwife to be able to see your kids or your DH let alone picture wont be able to see with out a flashlight, which most mamas hate! I definitly prefer the fishy pool or best case aquadoula, However my husband likes to be in the tub with me when hes catching so the trough is pretty much out of the question, however I've been to about 3 births that occured in a trough.
The feed store we purchased our tub from offered troughs that were round, octagon shape, oval shape... So if a person preferred a round tub, it's entirely possible to do a horse trough and have it be round.


Why does your husband being in the tub with you rule out the trough?

(And really, I do know that everyone has their personal preferrence. I'm just curious.)
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