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swimming-duck's Avatar swimming-duck 12:33 PM 03-23-2011

The birth pool that I'd decided on is out of stock everywhere online and has been since beginning of March. One site says they'll be available in March, but it's nearly the end of March now. Another site says they'll be available April 1st. I'm 26 weeks now. Am I cutting it too close to wait on this pool? The one I decided on is the Aquaborn Eco Pool. I like it because it's a bit deeper than some others. But now I'm wondering if I should just get something else so that I've got a pool on the way. Anyone have any insight as to why this particular pool is unavailable everywhere right now (at least everywhere that I know to look)? I've been to yourwaterbirth.com and waterbirthsolutionsstore.com. If there are other places to buy online, I'm unaware of them. What do you guys think?



kawa kamuri's Avatar kawa kamuri 01:09 PM 03-23-2011

I haven't even thought about ordering my pool! I did see the Aquaborn for sale on eBay some time back. Have you checked there? Maybe your MW has a place? 

 

Oh! Precious Arrows. That's where I plan on ordering some of my supplies from. I don't know how they compare on price but it looks to be in stock. 

 

http://www.preciousarrows.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=70010 


Cutie Patootie's Avatar Cutie Patootie 02:31 PM 03-23-2011

Is the aquaborn heated?  I was planning on the aquadoula because it is heated, though not as easy to set up.  We used it for our first homebirth and liked it.


kawa kamuri's Avatar kawa kamuri 03:14 PM 03-23-2011

It's not heated. I used the fishy pool (inflatable) in mid-October and there were no problems keeping the water warm enough. Cooler water can always be exchanged for warmer water/warm water added/a tarp or plastic shower curtain can be placed over the top when not in use. They retain heat really well, especially in June, I'd imagine. The sides of the Aquadoula look terrible to me but I spent hours with my face planted in the cushy sides of the pool. 


Mamatoabunch's Avatar Mamatoabunch 03:14 PM 03-23-2011

I have also used a kiddie pool, I'm a good fan so haven't switched to anything else.

 

Here is another link.

 

http://inhishands.com/shop/Birth-Pools.63


kawa kamuri's Avatar kawa kamuri 03:16 PM 03-23-2011


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I have also used a kiddie pool, I'm a good fan so haven't switched to anything else.

 

You know, I've wondered if I'm missing anything by not spending the extra $100 + on a legit birth pool but I can't see where I could justify the cost. 


Cutie Patootie's Avatar Cutie Patootie 03:18 PM 03-23-2011


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It's not heated. I used the fishy pool (inflatable) in mid-October and there were no problems keeping the water warm enough. Cooler water can always be exchanged for warmer water/warm water added/a tarp or plastic shower curtain can be placed over the top when not in use. They retain heat really well, especially in June, I'd imagine. The sides of the Aquadoula look terrible to me but I spent hours with my face planted in the cushy sides of the pool. 



Thanks!  I am really liking the look of the Aquaborn one and the 3 minute set-up could push me over the edge.  My last baby was born in about 30 minutes and dh had the pool set up and half filled, but not in time to get in it.  I like the fast set up!


kawa kamuri's Avatar kawa kamuri 03:37 PM 03-23-2011


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Thanks!  I am really liking the look of the Aquaborn one and the 3 minute set-up could push me over the edge.  My last baby was born in about 30 minutes and dh had the pool set up and half filled, but not in time to get in it.  I like the fast set up!


I'm a big believer in doing a test run and having the pool blown up and ready to go. Mine stayed propped up against the bedroom wall for weeks. I have quick labours so I liked knowing

 

- the pool itself was ready

- which hose connecters fit which faucet

- that there wasn't a hole or some other malfunction

- if hot water heater was on high enough, how long the process of filling took

- that there were no odours from the pool or hose (my hose was terrible and the water even tasted funny despite being drinking water quality) 

- roughly what the break down process would be like 

 

I get sort of in hyper planner mode though orngtongue.gif I would just hate to count on the pool and have something unforeseen but preventable happening. 


Mamatoabunch's Avatar Mamatoabunch 03:45 PM 03-23-2011


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I'm a big believer in doing a test run and having the pool blown up and ready to go. Mine stayed propped up against the bedroom wall for weeks. I have quick labours so I liked knowing

 

- the pool itself was ready

- which hose connecters fit which faucet

- that there wasn't a hole or some other malfunction

- if hot water heater was on high enough, how long the process of filling took

- that there were no odours from the pool or hose (my hose was terrible and the water even tasted funny despite being drinking water quality) 

- roughly what the break down process would be like 

 

I get sort of in hyper planner mode though orngtongue.gif I would just hate to count on the pool and have something unforeseen but preventable happening. 


Just LOLing, b/c I am the SAME way. In fact as I type this my kids are blowing up my kiddie/birth pool from my last birth and we found two holes. I have my kis blow it up for good at 35 weeks. It stayed propped up on top of something until needed. I have quick labors, usually, too.

 


Cutie Patootie's Avatar Cutie Patootie 04:05 PM 03-23-2011


 

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I'm a big believer in doing a test run and having the pool blown up and ready to go. Mine stayed propped up against the bedroom wall for weeks. I have quick labours so I liked knowing

 

- the pool itself was ready

- which hose connecters fit which faucet

- that there wasn't a hole or some other malfunction

- if hot water heater was on high enough, how long the process of filling took

- that there were no odours from the pool or hose (my hose was terrible and the water even tasted funny despite being drinking water quality) 

- roughly what the break down process would be like 

 

I get sort of in hyper planner mode though orngtongue.gif I would just hate to count on the pool and have something unforeseen but preventable happening. 


 

I think this time around we will be more prepared.  Ds was 2 weeks early and there was so much going on at them time, I totally lost track of time and "BOOM!", there he was. LOL

I think we'll set up at 35 weeks this time around...36 week is May 22nd!  That's totally insane!!!   Time is flying!


swimming-duck's Avatar swimming-duck 10:00 PM 03-23-2011


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I have also used a kiddie pool, I'm a good fan so haven't switched to anything else.

 

Here is another link.

 

http://inhishands.com/shop/Birth-Pools.63



So you like the kiddie pool? I'm nervous about it only because I've bought three inflatable kiddie pools since my little one was born - one for each summer because they keep getting holes in them. So given my luck I tend to be drawn to the supposedly more durable waterbirth pools. Thanks for the link!



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Thanks!  I am really liking the look of the Aquaborn one and the 3 minute set-up could push me over the edge.  My last baby was born in about 30 minutes and dh had the pool set up and half filled, but not in time to get in it.  I like the fast set up!



What did you use last time? How long did that take to set up? I also like the idea of a quick set up. I'm thinking the handles look like they could be useful. This is without ever having birthed in a pool though, so you might know better than me. 



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I'm a big believer in doing a test run and having the pool blown up and ready to go. Mine stayed propped up against the bedroom wall for weeks. I have quick labours so I liked knowing

 

- the pool itself was ready

- which hose connecters fit which faucet

- that there wasn't a hole or some other malfunction

- if hot water heater was on high enough, how long the process of filling took

- that there were no odours from the pool or hose (my hose was terrible and the water even tasted funny despite being drinking water quality) 

- roughly what the break down process would be like 

 

I get sort of in hyper planner mode though orngtongue.gif I would just hate to count on the pool and have something unforeseen but preventable happening. 



You're very smart. I plan to do a test run, but we won't be able to leave the pool aired up. We're birthing in the middle of the room that I currently use for daycare so I'll have to wait until I know I'm in labor and sending kiddies home to actually air up the pool.


Cutie Patootie's Avatar Cutie Patootie 11:14 PM 03-23-2011


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What did you use last time? How long did that take to set up? I also like the idea of a quick set up. I'm thinking the handles look like they could be useful. This is without ever having birthed in a pool though, so you might know better than me. 



I used the "AquaDoula" because that is what my midwife rented out.  It is heated, which was cool, but there is no hanging over the sides and it took a few minutes to set up. 

I want to go with the Aquaborn this time around but the price difference in the fishy pool is tempting.  I love the cushiness of the AB and the handles.  Which one?!  Which one?!


tracymom1's Avatar tracymom1 06:16 AM 03-24-2011
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I'm a big believer in doing a test run and having the pool blown up and ready to go. Mine stayed propped up against the bedroom wall for weeks. I have quick labours so I liked knowing

 

- the pool itself was ready

- which hose connecters fit which faucet

- that there wasn't a hole or some other malfunction

- if hot water heater was on high enough, how long the process of filling took

- that there were no odours from the pool or hose (my hose was terrible and the water even tasted funny despite being drinking water quality) 

- roughly what the break down process would be like 

 

I get sort of in hyper planner mode though orngtongue.gif I would just hate to count on the pool and have something unforeseen but preventable happening. 


I wish I could do this! My cats would tear it to shreds if we left it blown up for any length of time without a flurry of activity around it. We will give it a try one day and then have to deflate it and put it away until the big day.

I like a fishy pool too. This is the one I have http://www.amazon.com/Swim-Center-Ocean-Reef-Pool/dp/B00005OARQ/ref=sr_1_21?ie=UTF8&qid=1300968967&sr=8-21
swimming-duck's Avatar swimming-duck 07:23 AM 03-24-2011

Here's my question for those who feel the fishy pool love. Are the sides sturdy enough to lean on/over? The Aquaborn has these vertical support beams built in that are supposed to make it ultra sturdy. The reviews I've read of people that have used it say that they were able to be extremely rough with their pool and didn't have to worry about it. But the price on the fishy pool is tempting!


kawa kamuri's Avatar kawa kamuri 08:49 AM 03-24-2011

I spent a good few hours with my face planted into and my entire upper body weight on the sides of the fishy pool. Almost every moment I was in it - with the exception of pushing and the actual birth - I was being supported by the sides. Right before pushing I had the most fantastic lull in which I drifted to sleep, but when that next contraction hit I grabbed the sides of the pool and (so I hear) sort of pushed forcefully outward with no ill effects on the pool. So yes, I think it's very sturdy. No complaints there at all. 

 

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I wouldn't have used the handles. I figure they must be useful to some since the made-for-birth pools all seem to have them. 

 

I will say that my pool did develop a hole pre-birth. I don't know if that's a testement to quality of due to a home full of curious kids. I mean, it did have a bunch of smiling, cartoon fish on it so it was tempting to them! It was easy to patch and never gave me another problem. Another bonus was that my DP didn't have to put much effort into cleaning it and there was no guilt in popping and trashing after birth. We lived in an apartment with no storage and weren't planning on another baby (oops!). 

 

If I had the $$$ I'd probably buy LaBassine only because I find it pretty and I kind of get...very interested in the aetetics of birth space. I like the oval shape as well. It would be my top pick but frivilous because the only real draw for me is the *~pretty~* of it.

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I think the big, green AB is totally unappealing based on looks. I may end up with the Sevylor with similar looks to the LaBassine but need to read on it more. It can be tricky to find, too.

 

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More on that:

 

http://rixarixa.blogspot.com/2008/01/alternative-to-la-bassine.html

 

http://rixarixa.blogspot.com/2008/12/help-with-birth-pools.html


Mamatoabunch's Avatar Mamatoabunch 09:52 AM 03-24-2011


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So you like the kiddie pool? I'm nervous about it only because I've bought three inflatable kiddie pools since my little one was born - one for each summer because they keep getting holes in them. So given my luck I tend to be drawn to the supposedly more durable waterbirth pools. Thanks for the link!








You're very smart. I plan to do a test run, but we won't be able to leave the pool aired up. We're birthing in the middle of the room that I currently use for daycare so I'll have to wait until I know I'm in labor and sending kiddies home to actually air up the pool.

I have used the kiddie pool w/ my 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th. W/ my first it developed some kind of leak in one of the rings seams during birth. It was the 120" one. My mom was climbing in the corner back and forth and I don't know if it had anything to do w/ it. It did not compromise my birth at all. It was filled for more than 18 hours and at that size it still stayed warm. It only needed a few scoops out of water and some hot added. In between uses we covered the water w/ a plastic shower curtain. 

 

My 4th I used our garden tub in my bedroom. Hated it, it was too hard for me, especially the bottom.

 

I used the 60" one linked above for my 5th. Worked great, stayed warm in December in my cold bathroom. Labor 4 hours.

 

I used the 77" one that is 5 sided I think. It was too big for my taste, I preferred the 60". Also stayed warm in December in my bathroom. Labor 4 hours. After birth cat jumped on it and punctured it on top ring.

 

I used the same 60" one for 7th, 8th, and 9th. After the birth I let dh let the kids play in it. As par for course dh left it out for a few months and it was ruined. i was sad, I had it for three births, but figured I had a while until another baby, LOL. I conceived 4 months later.

 

I bought a new 60" one just like above for my 10th. Aesetically I did not like the white bottom and top ring, otherwise the same, my other pools had blue bottom and top ring.

 

Can you put the pool in another room. Mine has been wedged on top of a tv, dresser, play yard.
 

 


Mamatoabunch's Avatar Mamatoabunch 09:54 AM 03-24-2011


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Here's my question for those who feel the fishy pool love. Are the sides sturdy enough to lean on/over? The Aquaborn has these vertical support beams built in that are supposed to make it ultra sturdy. The reviews I've read of people that have used it say that they were able to be extremely rough with their pool and didn't have to worry about it. But the price on the fishy pool is tempting!



In seven waterbirths in them, I have leaned for hours people have sat on the edge, I have sat on the edge, kids have climbed in and out. It supported very well.


kawa kamuri's Avatar kawa kamuri 10:03 AM 03-24-2011

Annabelle, I just have to say that I think you're one amazing and fierce mama love.gif


tracymom1's Avatar tracymom1 12:18 PM 03-24-2011
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Annabelle, I just have to say that I think you're one amazing and fierce mama love.gif


Amen!

I leaned on the side of my fishy pool for hours, too. I had no problems with it being too squishy or anything. Really, it was just about perfect and I would not tempt fate with trying something else this time around! thumb.gif
Mamatoabunch's Avatar Mamatoabunch 08:21 PM 03-24-2011


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Annabelle, I just have to say that I think you're one amazing and fierce mama love.gif



Thank you!

 

So I guess my pool is screwed b/c it isn't holding air  in the middle ring. I had it all boxed up, but the box caved as my cats slept on it and they must have done something. Add that to my list to buy another. It would be fine for a kids pool though, so not all is lost.


loribain's Avatar loribain 08:51 PM 03-26-2011


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The birth pool that I'd decided on is out of stock everywhere online and has been since beginning of March. One site says they'll be available in March, but it's nearly the end of March now. Another site says they'll be available April 1st. I'm 26 weeks now. Am I cutting it too close to wait on this pool? The one I decided on is the Aquaborn Eco Pool. I like it because it's a bit deeper than some others. But now I'm wondering if I should just get something else so that I've got a pool on the way. Anyone have any insight as to why this particular pool is unavailable everywhere right now (at least everywhere that I know to look)? I've been to yourwaterbirth.com and waterbirthsolutionsstore.com. If there are other places to buy online, I'm unaware of them. What do you guys think?


Doesn't look like anyone actually answered you, I don't think your cutting it too close, but perhaps have a backup kiddie pool on hand.

 

I used a La Bassine and LOVED IT!  I don't even remember it having handles, because the entire time I was leaned over the side.  I do wish I would have used a liner, DH threw out the pool because it was "too yucky" to clean. 

 

As for keeping the water warm, I didn't have an issue at all.  I had DH blow up the pool in the morning (about 12 hours before I actually got in) when I just knew it was time to get ready (no contractions, just knew).  He filled it up and had hot water on hand.  We also had a hose (made for drinking water) attached to the bathroom sink, so it was filled up with warm water.  I'm not sure of the exact details of how long the water was in the pool, and when he added more hot water, I was a little too busy.  But the temp was perfect when I got in.  In a few short minutes my DS was born.  Wish I would have gone into the water soon, it's a huge difference than being out of the water.  I was totally relaxed once I got in the water.  The water level was perfect for me and i'm 5'6".  The padding on the bottom was also perfect, who ever thought of that, THANK YOU!  It was easy to get in and out. 

 

Another reason I got this pool is for the materials.  But come to think of it, if you put a liner in a pool what does it matter what the pool itself is made of, since the water is in the liner not the pool.  Also the liner looks like it goes right over the inside handles (not sure about the outside) so for anyone who wants to use the handles this might not be a good thing.

 

We had an electric pump to get the water out, we did buy a fish net just to clean it, but like I said that just didn't happen. 

 

I felt like the size was perfect, not too big or too small.  I was EXTREMELY sensitive while in the water, so even DH grazing the water was too much for me.  Thankfully I didn't have to deal with a midwife or anyone else trying to check me out during the process, I was able to just be with it and turn the whole world out, I do believe that is why the experience was so easy and amazing for me. 

 

I def recommend testing the pool for leaks once you get it.  Having even a small leak will make a huge difference.  The walls on the La Bassine are strong and help up to me leaning over the side, no water came out during the process.  So if you get a kiddie pool be sure to test all sorts of positions to see if it holds up.

 

I've read about some people giving birth in a regular tub, and I feel the only way I would do that is if I padded the tub - not even sure how to do that, having the cushioning from the inflatable pool was just so perfect, there was no pressure on my body from the pool, or floor...  It really does make a difference.

 

I was squated on my feet facing outside the pool with my head and arms drapped over.  It was so comfortable. 

 

Next time I will def get this pool again, and use it with a liner!

 

Good luck mammas!

 

 


swimming-duck's Avatar swimming-duck 08:01 AM 03-27-2011


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I spent a good few hours with my face planted into and my entire upper body weight on the sides of the fishy pool. Almost every moment I was in it - with the exception of pushing and the actual birth - I was being supported by the sides. Right before pushing I had the most fantastic lull in which I drifted to sleep, but when that next contraction hit I grabbed the sides of the pool and (so I hear) sort of pushed forcefully outward with no ill effects on the pool. So yes, I think it's very sturdy. No complaints there at all. 

 

 

I think the big, green AB is totally unappealing based on looks. 

 


Thanks for that feedback. I guess I'm nervous because I am heavier and I'm nervous that if this big girl leans on the sides of a fishy pool all of the water is going to come rushing out of the pool!

 

And lol about the AB's looks. I love green and am not a big blue person so the AB is more appealing to me in color than the La Bassine!

 

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Can you put the pool in another room. Mine has been wedged on top of a tv, dresser, play yard.
 

 


That's a nice thought but no. There really is no other spot in the house for it. Our house is so cramped because we gave so much of our space to the daycare for now. We have pretty little rooms and they're all crammed with stuff. The only place it might possibly fit would be the basement and it would never actually fit down the basement stairs if it was all blown up!

 

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Doesn't look like anyone actually answered you, I don't think your cutting it too close, but perhaps have a backup kiddie pool on hand.

 

I used a La Bassine and LOVED IT!  I don't even remember it having handles, because the entire time I was leaned over the side.  I do wish I would have used a liner, DH threw out the pool because it was "too yucky" to clean. 

 

As for keeping the water warm, I didn't have an issue at all.  I had DH blow up the pool in the morning (about 12 hours before I actually got in) when I just knew it was time to get ready (no contractions, just knew).  He filled it up and had hot water on hand.  We also had a hose (made for drinking water) attached to the bathroom sink, so it was filled up with warm water.  I'm not sure of the exact details of how long the water was in the pool, and when he added more hot water, I was a little too busy.  But the temp was perfect when I got in.  In a few short minutes my DS was born.  Wish I would have gone into the water soon, it's a huge difference than being out of the water.  I was totally relaxed once I got in the water.  The water level was perfect for me and i'm 5'6".  The padding on the bottom was also perfect, who ever thought of that, THANK YOU!  It was easy to get in and out. 

 

Another reason I got this pool is for the materials.  But come to think of it, if you put a liner in a pool what does it matter what the pool itself is made of, since the water is in the liner not the pool.  Also the liner looks like it goes right over the inside handles (not sure about the outside) so for anyone who wants to use the handles this might not be a good thing.

 

We had an electric pump to get the water out, we did buy a fish net just to clean it, but like I said that just didn't happen. 

 

I felt like the size was perfect, not too big or too small.  I was EXTREMELY sensitive while in the water, so even DH grazing the water was too much for me.  Thankfully I didn't have to deal with a midwife or anyone else trying to check me out during the process, I was able to just be with it and turn the whole world out, I do believe that is why the experience was so easy and amazing for me. 

 

I def recommend testing the pool for leaks once you get it.  Having even a small leak will make a huge difference.  The walls on the La Bassine are strong and help up to me leaning over the side, no water came out during the process.  So if you get a kiddie pool be sure to test all sorts of positions to see if it holds up.

 

I've read about some people giving birth in a regular tub, and I feel the only way I would do that is if I padded the tub - not even sure how to do that, having the cushioning from the inflatable pool was just so perfect, there was no pressure on my body from the pool, or floor...  It really does make a difference.

 

I was squated on my feet facing outside the pool with my head and arms drapped over.  It was so comfortable. 

 

Next time I will def get this pool again, and use it with a liner!

 

Good luck mammas!

 

 

 

Thanks for the feedback. I was planning on not getting a liner, but perhaps it would make life easier on hubby who will very likely get stuck with the task of cleaning up. I admit that I want to have a lot of children, so knowing that I could get a liner and then pack this pool away for the next time and possibly get several more uses out of it makes the $$ seem a bit better. The La Bassine also looks like a very nice tub. The main reason I considered Aquaborn instead is that it goes a little bit deeper and I thought I would like that. 

 

So did you get one of those kits that you can purchase that comes with all of the accessories or did you just get the pump and the fish net? I saw a kit that comes with the hose, faucet adaptor, fish net, pump, and some other things (I can't remember off the top of my head). I'm trying to decide if it's better to spend an additional $$ for a kit or just buy the extra things on my own.

 

Gah - so many decisions!

 

 


loribain's Avatar loribain 12:52 PM 03-27-2011


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Thanks for that feedback. I guess I'm nervous because I am heavier and I'm nervous that if this big girl leans on the sides of a fishy pool all of the water is going to come rushing out of the pool!

 

And lol about the AB's looks. I love green and am not a big blue person so the AB is more appealing to me in color than the La Bassine!

 


That's a nice thought but no. There really is no other spot in the house for it. Our house is so cramped because we gave so much of our space to the daycare for now. We have pretty little rooms and they're all crammed with stuff. The only place it might possibly fit would be the basement and it would never actually fit down the basement stairs if it was all blown up!

 

 

Thanks for the feedback. I was planning on not getting a liner, but perhaps it would make life easier on hubby who will very likely get stuck with the task of cleaning up. I admit that I want to have a lot of children, so knowing that I could get a liner and then pack this pool away for the next time and possibly get several more uses out of it makes the $$ seem a bit better. The La Bassine also looks like a very nice tub. The main reason I considered Aquaborn instead is that it goes a little bit deeper and I thought I would like that. 

 

So did you get one of those kits that you can purchase that comes with all of the accessories or did you just get the pump and the fish net? I saw a kit that comes with the hose, faucet adaptor, fish net, pump, and some other things (I can't remember off the top of my head). I'm trying to decide if it's better to spend an additional $$ for a kit or just buy the extra things on my own.

 

Gah - so many decisions!

 

 


 

I did some research and just wound up buying the kit, just easier to get it all in one place, plus it wasn't so easy to find a food grade hose and know what adaptors I needed.  Just took out all the guesswork.

 

Deeper might be good, not sure, I do remember that I was happy on how easy it was to get out of the tub without help - really didn't want anyone touching me - too sensitive (baby was out and placenta was still in when I got out of the tub).  It also felt like a perfect height because when I was on my knees it was the right height for me to drape over the side, also when I was squatting facing outward.  Being that I had a good experience with my tub I'm def going to buy it again when the time comes - plus liners. lol. 

 

Not sure if that helps, I think no matter what pool it is, if you enjoy being in the water, and I do, especially during the birth, then you can't really go wrong with any of these.


Mamatoabunch's Avatar Mamatoabunch 01:09 PM 03-27-2011

I am a bigger mama too.DSC_0441.jpg I was totally covered and the pool supported me very well. I have never used the liner. I know it would annoy me, possibly shifting and such. My concerns w/ the kit is the adapter will not fill all sink/faucet configurations.

 

 


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