Birth Pool Rentals

Blissful Birth Doula Services currently has one AquaDoula and one La Bassine Professional birth pool available to rent. Birth tub rentals are available to both clients and non clients. 

Birth pools can be a wonderful and practical way to have a water birth, or a great addition to your comfort measures in labor.

Reported benefits of water labor and waterbirth as listed on waterbirth.org


• Facilitates mobility and enables the birthing person to assume any position which is comfortable for labor and birth
• Speeds up labor
• Reduces blood pressure
• Gives the birthing person more feelings of control
• Provides significant pain relief
• Promotes relaxation
• Conserves their energy
• Reduces the need for drugs and interventions
• Gives the laboring person a private protected space
• Reduces perineal trauma and eliminates episiotomies
• Reduces cesarean section rates
• Is highly rated by those who have water birth – typically stating they would consider giving birth in water again
• Is highly rated by experienced providers
• Encourages an easier birth for the birthing person and a gentler welcome for baby”

 

AquaDoula heated birth pool

*Easily set up in minutes with built-in  wall heater, the AquaDoula tub is soft, yet sturdy, and comfortably accommodates birthing person and support person.

*AquaDoula has been a top choice of midwives since it assembles easily, maintains heated water, comfortably accommodates two average size adults, and is portable in any size car.  

 

*Elegant design with soft padded floor and side walls is comfortable and sturdy

*Deluxe Heating System features unique solid-state thermostat that maintains a constant water temperature without heat loss

 

*GFCI cord/plug provides maximum electrical safety

 

*Comfortably accommodates 2 adults: 4'6" diameter & 2' deep. Holds Approx. 150 gallons when filled to 18" deep.

 

* Easy, one-person set-up in minutes. No tools required.

 

*Two liners - Premium vinyl permanent AquaLiner and plastic disposable liner

Included in the Aqua Doula Rental:

 

*AquaDoula tub with heating element

 

*​One single-use disposable liner (must be used along with the permanente liner

when using the pool)

 

*Floating thermometer

 

*One standard faucet adapter (you may need to purchase one that fits your sink)

 

*Submersible water pump to remove the used water

*Debris net

What you will need

*You will need to provide your own water hose (the kind used to for RV water lines, garden hoses may contain lead, BPA, and other toxic contaminants)

*Optionally, you can purchase the hose from me for $15 for 25 ft. hose, or $30 for 50 ft. hose

4 week rental: $250 non clients, $225 doula service clients + security deposit

Pick up and drop off service can be added for $50 within 30 miles.

La Bassine Professional birth pool

 

*La Bassine is a inflated cocoon shaped birth tub measuring 65"x53". It holds 118 gallons when filled 2/3 (usual depth to cover the abdomen)

 

*The floor of the La Bassine also inflates for added comfort when kneeling on hands and knees

*Pool has two handles located inside for leverage/position changes

 

What's included in the rental 

*La Bassine Professional birth pool

*Disposable single use pool liner (must be used when using the pool)

*Air pump

*Water temperature thermometer 

*One sink adapter (you may need to purchase one that fits your sink)

*Water pump to empty the pool

*Debris net

What you will need

*You will need to provide your own water hose (the kind used to for RV water lines, garden hoses may contain lead, BPA, and other toxic contaminants)

*Optionally, you can purchase the hose from me for $15 for 25 ft. hose, or $30 for 50 ft. hose

4 week rental: $125 non clients, $100 doula service clients + security deposit

 

Pick up and drop off service can be added for $50 within 30 miles.

Frequently asked questions

How long is the rental period?


The included rental period is 4 weeks of your choosing. (Typically weeks 38-42, or 37-41). Additonal weeks can be purchased at $50 per week.




What is included in the rental?


The rental includes 4 weeks time, the birth pool, disposable pool liner, air pump with the La Bassine, water pump for emptying, floating thermometer, 1 sink adapter & debris net. Drinking water hose may be purchased through me or you may pick one up on your own.




What am I responsbile for/need to have?


You will need to provide you own hose for filling and emptying the pool, or purchase one as a add on from me. A RV drinking water hose is strongly recomended for filling, as garden hoses can contain lead, BPS's, and other toxic contaminates. I only provide one sink adapter for filling, so you may need to purchase one to fir your specific sink. You will be responsible for picking up the pool, (unless paying for pick up delivery service from me), setting it up, taking it down and doing basic cleaning of the pool after use, and returning it to me. I strongly recomend doing a pratice setup of the pool and familiarizing yourself with it before the start of labor.




How much is the security deposit?


The security depsoit is equal to the cost of rental. The deposit will be returned after the pool is recieved and found to be in the same condition it was rented in. Funds are typically returned within 7 days of the pool being returned. If accesories included with the rental are broken or not returned, the cost of replacement will be deducted from the deposit total.




Are the pools cleaned before use?


Yes! A dissposable liner must be used with each rental, but I also thouroughly clean and sanitize with hospital grade sanitizer and following strict cleaning and sanitizing protocols at every step of the process.




What is your cancellation policy?


Bookings Cancelled by 36 weeks will recieve a refund of all but a non refunable $50 booking fee. Bookings cancelled after 36 weeks or after recieving the birth pool are not refundable, except for the security deposit.




How long does it take to set up/take down?


If you familiarize yourself with the pool set should take 30-60 minutes, depending mostly on your water pressure. Take down takes around the same amount of time.




What do I need to do before returning the pool?


While you do not need to do a thourough sanitizing, please make sure the pool and all componenets are rinsed, free of large particulate or visible blood/fluids, and that everything is dried before packing it back into the box.




Where is the pick up/ drop off location?


If you are also a birth client of Blissful Birth Doula Services I will be happy to bring the pool with me to our final prenatal meeting and take it home at our postpartum visit. If you are not a client pick up and returns are in Monte Rio CA. Depending on circumstnace we may be able to arrange pickup at the north end of Santa Rosa. If I am processing your placenta for encapsulation you will still need to pick up the pool, but I can take it back at the time I drop off your placenta package. Optionally delivery and pick up service may be purchased separately. *I do not offer shipping of pool rentals, only TENS unit rentals may be shipped





Ready to book your birth tub?

Booking is easy! If you are ready to book your birth pool rental please fill out the form below. After I receive your request I will get back to you within 24 hours to confirm the birth tub you requested is available for the time frame of your expected delivery and with further payment instructions for your chosen payment methods. Once you pay the downpayment and familiarize yourself with the rental agreement terms your done! 

 

Have more questions? Problems filling out the form? Contact me!

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Serving Sonoma County, West County, Marin, Napa, and San Francisco Counties. Based out of Russian River area near Santa Rosa.

Tel: (415)409-9462