They say a picture can say a thousand words... well this is Rachael's amazing story.
To read Rachael's full birth story, go to the Joyous Birth website at http://www.joyousbirth.info/forums/showthread.php?t=4502&page=7
Need help choosing which pool to buy?
This page gives you a quick guide between the La Bassine (regular) and Pool In A box (regular)
Birth Pool In A Box ran a competition last year with many photographic entries, here are just a few of our favourites.
Simply Birth is really excited to introduce the Pool In A Box to Australia and New Zealand. It is a fantastic product, and one that we feel Australia is now ready for. We had the honour of showing our pool to some wise and wonderful Midwives in Adelaide, who were all very impressed, they energetically bounced about in the pool generating much enthusiasm and we came home with quite a few pre orders! .
The technical stuff...
Finally! A couple of photo's of me, using La Bassine, I am busy writing up my story, with piccies, and these will be added as soon as I have completed them (Ignore the dates, it was a new camera and we hadn't realised it had the wrong setting).
We are very proud to announce that the New La Bassine birthing pool conforms with the following:
- Non-toxic vinyl;
- free from phthalates,
- lead or cadmium so often used in plastic production Ethically manufactured;
- no child, forced or underpaid labour.
- Carbon Neutral
In this article, Brenda Manning MIPP (Midwife in Private Practice), addresses numerous questions surrounding waterbirths, such as:
Choosing a tub Water The Birthing Room What to Eat & Drink When to Get Into the Tub Birth positions How long should the baby stay under water? How does the baby breathe? Brenda also discusses the benefits of water for labour and/or birth, some of which being greater comfort and mobility, helping the mother to conserve her energy, promoting deeper relaxation and the minimisation of pain by water.
"Lily Amber Rose was born on 12/12/06 at KEMH, weighing 2.71kg
The pool was fantastic and allowed me to labour at home for 15 hours before needing to transfer to the hospital. I missed out on the lovely, peaceful water birth I was envisioning, but I have a beautiful, healthy baby girl, and that's the main thing. She just wasn't going to be able to make it out on her own, and we were both exhausted."
"I can't speak highly enough of the pool, (it was worth every cent) and will definitely use it again for any future birth."
Thanks Ursula for the photo of your beautiful baby and many congratulations from us!