Water birth

For many people, hot water relaxes their body and makes them feel more comfortable. It is therefore also widely used during child birth.

Women in labor often love to stand in the shower or sit in a bath.

The advantage of a bath over a shower is that you experience much less gravity in the bath. This makes it easier for you to move more freely and use different positions. Furthermore, the perineum becomes soft from the warm water, allowing it to stretch better. If you wish, your baby can also be born in the bath. For babies, the warm water provides a gentle transition from life in the womb to life outside the womb.

Rent a birth bath

I would like a water birth to be accessible to everyone and therefore rent out the Birth Pool in a Box Pro Normal. This professional and widely used birth bath is a lot more spacious than the normal bathroom baths: there is enough space to move around easily and for a partner to join you. In addition, it is deep enough so that the baby can be safely born underwater. The bath is inflatable and can be used both at home and in the hospital. You also inflate the bottom and it is therefore nice and soft. There are several handles to hold on to and on one side of the bath is a platform to sit on (often used after birth). You can inflate the bath before labor starts, but there is often more than enough time to do this during the first stage of labor. Below are some specifications and useful information:

Exterior dimensions: 193x165x76cm

Inner dimensions: 142x114x69cm

Weight when filled with water: 659kg

Water height: minimum 45cm, maximum 58cm

Set-up time: about 15min

Filling time: depending on the water pressure, this takes about 45 minutes, but after 30 minutes the bath is already full enough to use comfortably

Birth Pool in a Box

The birth bath consists of a rental part (I would like you to return this part back to me) and a personal part (because of hygienic reasons, this part is yours to keep). Below you’ll find an overview:

Rent part:

  • Professional birthing pool for two people (Birth Pool in a Box Pro, approved by birthing centers and hospitals)
  • Bag and straps
  • Cleaning and folding instructions
  • Instruction manual
  • Electric inflation pump
  • Various universal tap couplings

Personal part, delivery package:

  • Inner cover
  • Submersible pump (empties the bath in about 30 minutes)
  • Scoop-net
  • Floor protection cover
  • Anti-slip mat
  • Thermometer
  • 1 pair of long gynecological gloves
  • Non-toxic water hose 10 meters
  • Clear manual

Rental price total package: €150,-

I rent out the above as a complete package for a total price of €150 (including VAT, excluding any shipping costs).

You rent the bath for a period of 5 weeks; from pregnancy week 37 to 42 weeks. I will bring it to you within a radius of 10 km around Eindhoven. If you live further away, you are welcome to pick up the bath in Eindhoven or I will send it to you by parcel post. Of course I’ll provide you with useful tips and a manual including an instruction video, so that you know exactly how to use and set-up the bath and all accessories.

If it turns out that you didn’t use the bath during birth and the personal part, the delivery package, is undamaged and in the original packaging, you will receive a €40,- return for this.

Do you have questions or would you like more information? Please let me know, I’ll be happy to help you. Click here for my contact details.