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January 29th, 2008, 12:05 PM
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Hi Ladies,

I have posted once or twice on this board before, but it has been a while, so I hope no one minds me popping in with a quick question. I am sure I will have more soon!

I am just wondering roughly how big a birthing pool is or how much room you would need for it. I know there are probably tonnes of different sizes and stuff which is why I ask roughly. I am just trying to figure out where if anywhere in my house I could possibly fit one. I am still in the process of investigating this option so I have all of the facts to give to the doubters in my family.

Thanks so much for any input any of you may have!
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January 29th, 2008, 12:28 PM
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Hi Alison! You are right that there are different sizes. I have La Bassine which I *think* is on the bigger side of birth pools. I believe that it is around 5 feet long and probably about 4 feet wide. That's just a guess of course. I am sticking it in my basement bathroom and there won't be a ton of room to move around it but my midwife said it'll work so that's good enough for me.

Ask all the questions you want! I am planning my first homebirth so I don't have any real experience yet but there are lots of ladies here who do and are very helpful!
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January 29th, 2008, 03:09 PM
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I will most likely be using the la bassine too. I am going to be putting it in my room, and I think I will be taking out our dressers ahead of time so that there will be more room. I have no idea where I will put my dressers for now, but I think the best place for the pool will be in my bedroom.

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January 29th, 2008, 05:45 PM
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I *think* the La Bassine is closer to 5" x 6" (oval shaped). Either way - thats a good estimate - somewhere between 5 & 6 foot!

We managed to make a few minor adjustments in our Bedroom & put it in there.


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January 29th, 2008, 11:04 PM
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Mine was 75"x70"x24" hexagonal (yeah, still have it bookmarked! ) - we moved the coffee table out of the way and set it up in the living room. I wanted to be near the fireplace anyway.

There are definitely smaller ones available, though, if space is an issue - there's a round one that's only 60"x22" on the same site where I bought mine.
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January 30th, 2008, 06:55 AM
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Thanks for the responses Ladies! I am going to measure the floor space in my bedroom and out master bathroom. I know there would be enough space in the living room, but my parents and possible fil will be here so I really want a place that will be private. I just had dh and my midwives in the room when dd was born and I liked it that way.
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