Immersion in water for labor and birth can have many positive effects, especially the reported satisfaction with the experience itself. "Water immersion during the first stage of labour significantly reduced epidural/spinal analgesia requirements, without adversely affecting labour duration, operative delivery rates, or neonatal wellbeing. One trial showed that immersion in water during the second stage of labour increased women's reported satisfaction with their birth experience." Cluett ER, Burns E, Cochrone Review
I prefer to have the rental kit to you when you are 37/38wks. If your partner or doula are not familiar with the pool, I will go through the set-up and take down with them. The pool should be ready for pick up within two days after your birth. A $50 deposit and signed agreement are required before I secure a pool rental kit for your dates, the remaining $200 0f the rental fee is due when the rental kit is delivered to you. Pools are rented on a first come first served basis.
The pool rental includes: