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Tikka April 5th, 2007 08:05 PM

I found sitting in my jacuzzi to be very helpful at alevating the pain when in labour with my DD.

Have since moved however, and no longer have the luxury of such a big tub. I was wondering if anyone knows whether or not birthing may be rented and what is the rate (approximately)

Thanks so much for the info

chipko April 5th, 2007 08:12 PM

My midwife talked about that at our last visit. There is a woman in our area who rents really nice ones with heaters and filters and stuff for about $400. She comes and sets it all up about 2 weeks before your due date and leaves it for two weeks after. It does seem a little pricey, but probably well worth it. I assume its pretty common, maybe talk to you midwife and see if she knows of any rentals.

LaLa April 5th, 2007 08:55 PM

$400!?!?!?! We bought ours for $100! Granted we didnt buy the heater, filter, etc... but we didnt really need it. We did need a pump and a hose, and we could have bought a heater but even if we had it wouldnt have been NEAR $400!

I know there are some fancy ones, so Im not really surprised.

What you do want to look for is one that has a cushioned bottom - those will be VERY important lol.

Heres the one I bought: it has great insulated walls, retained the water temp great, and was easy to put up, fill, empty & take down:


From http://www.yourwaterbirth.com/


Motherbird April 6th, 2007 05:14 PM

I rented mine both times from a HB nurse. She charges $200. It comes with a heater too and worked pretty good.

I might look into what LaLa bought this time. I'm looking to save $$ wherever I can.

Tikka April 6th, 2007 06:06 PM

Thank you all...

I am *definately* going to check that one out Lala

Thx again!

[email protected] April 6th, 2007 06:32 PM

I also have the MADE IN WATER birthing tub that LaLa mentioned.
I also bought mine from http://yourwaterbirth.com/
I haven't "used" it yet but will be soon so I'll post a review on here after the birth. I don't plan on using it as much for early LABOR as for the actual transition/birth. It's not as long as I'd like but I'm just going to have to do things a little differently this time around...try some diff. positions and such.

LaLa April 6th, 2007 09:39 PM

Really? Ours was 6 ft long I think? We had plenty of room for me to sit with legs straight out & still have Dh in with me. Hes 5'11" and Im 5'3".

I managed to move all around that sucker lol.


UrbanMomma April 7th, 2007 07:34 AM

Some people use the kiddie pools too...the three ring ones with the cushioned bottoms. I have one to use in case I have a waterbirth this time around. Its the bargain basement of birthing tubs for broke mommas like me. LOL. My MW said they keep the water warm by using a bucket to bail and a pot of water warmed on the stove to heat it up. Hey..its an option. :D

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