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We did the test run on our Aqua Doula last weekend. We decided to set it up in the bedroom, so we can use the master bath more easily and still be closed off from the rest of the house. Our MB is on the 2nd floor. Questions:<br><br>
How do I know if my floor will hold this monster??? It is SO much bigger than I expected!<br><br>
Where does everyone else set up the tub? I don't really want my preschoolers to witness the actual birth, so we were looking at the MB for that reason. I just sort of had a little freak out about falling through the floor. That probably sounds crazy, but I was seriously afraid to go near it. Of course, my awesome husband assures me that it will NOT fall through, but I am 37 weeks and all rationality is gone. I just need some reassurance so I do not get scared that day, KWIM?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We did the test run on our Aqua Doula last weekend. We decided to set it up in the bedroom, so we can use the master bath more easily and still be closed off from the rest of the house. Our MB is on the 2nd floor. Questions:<br><br>
How do I know if my floor will hold this monster??? It is SO much bigger than I expected!</div>
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I too was concerned about whether my floor would hold the biorth pool, but then my dh said that if waterbeds can be in bedrooms on 2nd floors, how is the pool any different. Granted, I don't know how much water is in a waterbed (and :LOL neither does he) but it seemed logical and made sense to me. You might want to check out how much a king size waterbed weighs (with frame etc) and compare it to the weight of the birth tub. I bet Aqua Doula has that info...heck they might even tell you that its ok to put on the 2nd floor.<br><br>
Good luck with the birth!
 

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I called the builder of our house and asked if a king size water bed could be supported in our master bedroom.<br><br>
Do you know the builders name that built your home?<br><br>
I just wanted to be 100% sure our tub would be okay, and not worry about crashing through the celing or causing major trama to our house<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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It will be fine! We used the Spa-In-A-Box tub for our first birth which was on the 3rd floor of an apartment building. It's the same dimensions as the AquaDoula (which I used for my 2nd birth - but first floor that time around). It held. No worries - have a great waterbirth!
 
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