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  #1  
December 18th, 2009, 08:22 AM
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What kind of birthing tub did you use or do you plan on using?

Share a link or a picture if you can. Also, please share the pros and cons of the tub you've chosen or used. I'm looking for some suggestions after our last home waterbirth.
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December 18th, 2009, 09:29 AM
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I haven't started looking yet. My midwife says she rents tubs so I am probably going to get one from her.
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December 18th, 2009, 09:48 AM
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this is the one I had
La Bassine ® Birthing Pool for homebirth and hospital water birth. Water Birth Pools and tubs Accessories from Your Water Birth

I LOVED it. Big enough to lay down in, cushioned floor was awesome! Sides were really comfy to lean over, moving around and changing positions was easy and comfortable. Didn't use the handles...
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December 18th, 2009, 10:20 AM
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We used this

Aquarium Pool for home water birth. Water Birth Pools and tubs Accessories from Your Water Birth

It was worth $30. It did its job, but it wasn't great. I want something deeper, more sturdy and not white (it was really dirty after, haha).
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December 18th, 2009, 02:18 PM
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I used a stock tank. It was really deep, which was nice, so I could kind of float. Rubbermaid 4245 150 U.S. gallon Capacity Stock Watering Tank @ Rubbermaid For Less
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December 18th, 2009, 04:02 PM
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I'm using the AquaBorn birth pool.

Water Birth Pools & Tubs for homebirth or hospital waterbirths. AQUABORN Eco Birth Pools Water Birth Pools and tubs Accessories from Your Water Birth
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December 19th, 2009, 11:38 AM
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Twinkle I used the same pool as you!

I thought it worked fine. I was only able to deliver his head in the water before my midwife made me get out so it worked fine for me. I'm not very big and I remember feeling kind of lost in the pool if that makes sense. I'm going to use it this summer for Ben to play in. Not sure if I would use it again.
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December 19th, 2009, 12:33 PM
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I think the pool worked fine as well, I did A LOT of leaning on the sides though, and maybe we didn't fully inflate it or something, but it felt low to me. We also had issues with running out of hot water, so I never felt like it was full or deep enough. Now we live at a house with a tankless water heater, so we shouldn't have those same issues again. We did use it last summer for the girls to have and it worked great for them!! It was certainly worth the $30
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December 25th, 2009, 04:41 AM
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I'll probably use a blow up kiddie pool. From what I've seen birthing pools are anywhere from $150-200.
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December 26th, 2009, 06:51 PM
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My MW brings the La Bassine with her to births, but since my last birth (i.e. read very first birth) was 3 hours and 10 minutes start-to-finish we decided to get the Aquarium Pool to have instead of risking her getting here to late for me to wait for her to inflate and fill her pool. If she gets there early then we can always use her pool.
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December 26th, 2009, 11:35 PM
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I'm looking at the Aquaborn. There's a great comparison and size breakdown at Waterbirth Solutions, it was really helpful to me
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December 29th, 2009, 01:37 PM
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I used a stock tank. It was really deep, which was nice, so I could kind of float. Rubbermaid 4245 150 U.S. gallon Capacity Stock Watering Tank @ Rubbermaid For Less
Omg!! I didn't know that those came that large!! Sorry if I think thats a little funny!

Anyway, I was just poking my head in this thread and have a question, I have a giant soaking tub in my bathroom at home. I was planning on laboring in it as long as possible before DH forces me to go to the hospital... but if oh well you know we were to miss the train there, is it ok to have the baby in the tub or is it way too gross? It CAN be cleaned right? I was just wondering about that after another poster said their tub was really dirty after.
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December 30th, 2009, 02:59 PM
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I also used a rubbermaid cattle trough aka stock tank. Very sturdy and deep but not a whole bunch of cushion. You can use towels in the water for cushion, though.
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