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Birth Pool From East Yorkshire HypnoBirthing®         Practical issues, Installing & filling etc.

Benefits for baby & mother - Why use water                  What is included in rental fee

Labour and birth questions and answers                         Pool information

Water temperature & Safety issues                                Terms and conditions



About Birth Pool in a Box

The Regular Birth Pool in a Box includes a seat, and has been designed for strength and comfort with 2 people, enabling your partner to take an active part in the birth of your baby.

Includes disposable liner for enhanced safety

Midwives advise that a new liner for the birth is a necessity from a hygiene perspective, and are a must when mothers want to be able to do trial-runs before the birth. One disposable liner is included with each pool rental and additional liners are available for just £30 each. Using a liner also means two “containers” for the water, giving added protection against the unlikely event of a water leak.

Deep enough to give buoyancy without compromising support

The minimum recommended depth of water to provide buoyancy for a mother in labor is 20″. Birth-Pool-in-a-Box has an internal depth of 26″ and since the sides are stiff when inflated, you can fill water to a depth of 23″.


Three independent chambers for improved safety

The sides of Birth-Pool-in-a-Box are made of 3 independent tubular chambers stacked on top of each other. If one of them should puncture by accident, only 1/3 of the wall height will be lost. This is safer for mother and baby and results in little to no water on your floor than a puncture into a single-chambered inflatable pool.

Adjustable Height

By deflating the middle chamber to the appropriate height once a woman is in the filled pool, the height of the pool can be adjusted for safe and comfortable access to the woman by her caregivers. Not every woman needs 28″ high sides. Smaller woman or smaller midwives may find that by lowering the sides of the pool by several inches, they feel more comfortable. By adjusting this on the middle chamber, the rigidity and stability of the pool is maintained by the fully inflated top and bottom chamber.

Comfortable and welcoming

This doesn’t look like a medical device! It is welcoming and the inflated sides are comfortable to rest upon. This is conducive to your relaxation which will enhance the production of the hormone oxytocin, speeding up your labor.

Double-reinforced handles

Mothers requested strong handles on the outside of the pool for use when leaning on the side facing out. They are angled at 30 degrees for comfort and secure the form-fitted disposable liner in place.

Sturdy enough for birth partner and midwives to support from any position

Once the pool is filled, the sides are sturdy enough for a 210 lb (95.5kg) person to sit on the side without collapsing it. There is also plenty of room in the Regular pool for the partner to join the mother.

Every one factory-tested

Every single pool is inflated and left for 24 hours before testing and packing. That means structural integrity you can depend on.

Fast to inflate and fill

 

With the electric pump supplied it takes only 10 minutes to inflate the pool. (It may need topping up slightly after 24 hours, this is normal and easy to do) Water filling time depends on your hot-water system. This Regular pool holds the equivalent of approximately 3 1/4 bathtubs of water.

Proven in the field

Birth Pool in a Box has been used successfully for labor and birth by over 1,200 women in Europe and is now quickly gaining popularity in the US.

  • Approximate time to inflate – 5-25 minutes, depending on type of inflator.

  • Approximate filling time – 40 minutes to 3 hours (depending on your water pressure and the size of your hot water tank.)

Why “Eco”?

Birth Pool in a Box is made from PVC. PVC needs softening additives (“plasticisers”) to make it flexible and the plasticisers historically used – compounds called phthalates – have been linked to fertility problems in animals and, by extension, people. Alternative plasticisers have been developed whose performance is close to that of phthalates and we have specified these for use in the new versions of Birth Pool in a Box. Hence the name Eco highlights the reduced impact on health and the environment.

Is there an Eco liner as well?

Yes! An Eco liner comes with each Eco pool rental and additional liners are available separately.

Birth Pool in A Box Eco Details:

Shape:

Ellipsoid (Egg)

External max dimensions: 

192m (76 ″) x 165cm (65″)

Internal max dimensions:

142cm (56 ″) x 114cm (45″)

Internal depth:

66cm (26″)

Max. Water Depth:

 55cm (22″)

Rim width:

  25cm (10″)

Disposable liner:

One included. Additional £30

Internal Seat:

Yes

Handles on Outside:

4

Handles on Top:

2

Max suggested height of mother:

6’0″

Water Capacity – 80% full:

172 gallons

Water Capacity – 90% full:

193 gallons

Weight When Filled:

1433 lbs

Unfilled Weight:

14.3 lbs

Pool Material:

Pool: 0.38mm PVC

Form-fitted disposable liner material:

Liner: 0.20mm PVC

Max suggested height of mother:

6’0″

Water Capacity – 80% full:

172 gallons

Water Capacity – 90% full:

193 gallons

Weight When Filled:

1433 lbs

Unfilled Weight:

14.3 lbs

Pool Material:

Pool: 0.38mm PVC

Form-fitted disposable liner material:

Liner: 0.20mm PVC



 



Water Emptying

Emptying the pool is easy (allow up to an hour) It is as simple as attaching one end of a hose to the submersible pump and placing it in the pool. Place the other end of the hose into an outside drain or toilet, turn on the pump and that’s all you need to do.

• Tried and tested pool design recommended by midwives

• Contains all the items you need to inflate, fill and empty the pool

• Made with eco-friendly PVC

• 7.5cm floor chamber for maximum comfort

• One of the only inflatable Birth Pools made without phthalates, which have been linked to fertility problems. Better for the environment, better for you and your baby.



 

Care of Equipment

We are sure you will be aware of the value of the equipment you are hiring and will take good care of it and we look forward to receiving it back in good condition. If for whatever reason the items are returned damaged, we will have to recoup the cost of replacement from yourselves. You may like to consider adding the equipment to your house insurance on a temporary basis. The pool and accessories should stay in your home and in your possession until they are returned.

Please note; Pets can cause damage to the pool, with claws and teeth. You are requested not to let your pets near the pool.

Under no circumstances should the kit be stored outside.

We are confident that all our equipment is in good condition and perfect working order. Please follow the instructions provided for inflating and filling the pool, making sure that it is never filled with water without the disposable liner been fitted.

We do not accept responsibility for any consequential loss or damage that may arise from you using one of our pools. It is your responsibility to use the equipment within the safety guidelines and to protect your property and any individuals involved in the set up and use of the said equipment.

Please check the two tap adapters that are included in your kit to ensure one of these fits your tap. If not you will have to obtain a suitable adapter.

Please note the thermometer provided gives a good reading but we cannot guarantee an absolute accurate temperature. If you have any concerns, check with your midwife.

Please note the thermometer provided gives a good reading but we cannot guarantee an absolute accurate temperature. If you have any concerns, check with your midwife.

Please make sure the submersible pump and hose are fully drained before returning.

Throughout these conditions, the term pool means the Birthing Pool and all accessories.

Safety

It is very important to be aware of electrical appliances whilst preparing and using the pool. Never touch an electrical switch or appliance with wet hands.

For safety always place the pool away from electric sockets or maintain safety by covering the sockets to prevent water damage.


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