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July 18th, 2008, 08:30 AM
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I'm looking at pools and then I see that you buy liners and pumps and this and that all separately and it's getting pretty expensive! What is unnecessary? What IS necessary? I don't want to buy something thinking I'll need it but then not use it. I'm not sure what is really needed. Just the tub and water? LOL!
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July 18th, 2008, 08:54 AM
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All that is needed would be a hose or bucket to fill the pool, and a garden hose or bucket to empty the pool. Getting the other stuff can be nice to have and make for an easy and quicker process but it is deffinately not needed.


We filled my pool up with buckets of water and my midwife brought a pump to empty it, but if she didn't have it, we would have just used the garden hose to syphon the water out.
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July 18th, 2008, 12:40 PM
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I bought the La Bassine for my home water birth. We used a new hose to fill and the garden hose to empty via gravity. What didn't get out just got sopped up with towels. I did buy some iodine pads to sterilize it after use and before putting it away. I just sold my birth pool to a midwife. So, if you get one, you can always sell it afterwards to help with the cost. Here's where I got my supplies:
http://www.yourwaterbirth.com/labassine.shtml
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July 18th, 2008, 12:40 PM
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I recommend the pump. Getting the water out can be kind of icky otherwise. My husband was pretty grossed out even using the pump, I can't imagine if he didn't have one!
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July 18th, 2008, 12:41 PM
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You'll have to go to a home improvement store to buy adapters for your sink to fit the garden hose. We got an adapter for our shower head, which was convenient for us. Most midwives who do lots of water births have their own adapters you can borrow.

Oh, and not all birth water is gross. My first birth there was lots of blood in it so it looked like a blood bath but my second two the water was clear as can be after the birth...so not always gross.
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July 19th, 2008, 07:17 PM
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Ok thanks ladies
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