Home birth and pool hire

Discussion in 'Labour & Birth' started by umbongo, May 31, 2013.

  1. umbongo

    umbongo Well-Known Member

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    Hi! I'm having a home birth, all approved by mw today, hooray!!
    I plan to use a pool so need to hire one, any recommendations?

    Any other home birthing tips? I'm going to hire a tens machine.

    Thanks. I'm very excited! :dance:
     
  2. lauralou

    lauralou Well-Known Member

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    wow how exciting!!! i have no advice or tips but so excited for u! x
     
  3. Mrs CW

    Mrs CW Well-Known Member

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    How exciting! Can the home birth team recommend anyone to hire from? I know here you used to be able to hire through the NCT but due to insurance changes you now can't. it would probably be worth giving your local NCT a call to see if they have any info or if they do/still hire x
     
  4. umbongo

    umbongo Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, keep meaning to join nct. My mw said just Google a firm, no recommendations. She's very keen on homebirth though which is ace! She's never had a hospital referral xx
     
  5. Clairethehair

    Clairethehair Well-Known Member

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    I'm having a home birth and have gone for la bassine made by made in water. We had a trial run last weekend and all looked good. It depends on whether you want a pool that you control the temp yourself or not. The uk home birth site www.homebirth.org.uk or just .org has stacks of info xx
     
  6. bethanyann

    bethanyann Well-Known Member

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    We bought our pool from eBay for £60. It had been set up but not used as the lady had to be induced. My midwife recommended checking out eBay before hiring as hiring often works out a lot more expensive! Ours is a la bassine too & was SO quick and easy to inflate, only took 20 mins to fill on our tral run & comes with a pump to pump the water straight out after :)
     
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    I'm envious! I expect you will have something lovely all cooked for dinner afterwards :). Hope all goes to plan Hun, very exciting xx
     
  8. EllieG

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    I used birth pool in a box, not sure if they are around anymore but the service was great and it came with everything i needed. For my first two we had a solid frame pool but cant remember where we hired those from :s
     
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    Congratulations! I had a home birth 5 weeks ago and it was a wonderful experience. The thing that helped me the most was a bag of grain that you heat in the microwave. I used it on my back for most of the labour and it was so soothing.
     
  10. Clairethehair

    Clairethehair Well-Known Member

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    I had a home birth on Saturday. Didn't go quite to plan but wouldn't change it for the world x
     

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