Compare Pools

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)

Pool In A Box

Pool In A Box

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...

La Bassine turns eco friendly

La Bassine turns eco friendly

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

Preparing For a Waterbirth

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.

Entering the World with a Splash

Entering the World with a Splash

By Karen Pallarito

Before becoming pregnant with her second child in 1984, pediatric nurse Barbara Harper had heard of a gentler way to deliver a child, something called "waterbirth." But her doctor dismissed the notion as absurd.

So she left her Santa Barbara, Calif., home and hopped a plane to France to track down Dr. Michel Odent, an obstetrician and top expert on the subject. Ironically, she missed Odent, who was on his way to Santa Barbara to lecture on waterbirth. Undeterred, Harper spent her time training, talking with midwifes and observing waterbirths. She returned to the states three weeks later with new resolve.

Waterbirth at King Edward Hospital Perth

Waterbirth at King Edward Hospital Perth

Find out more about labouring and birth in water in WA from the link below:

http://www.health.wa.gov.au/circularsnew/attachments/427.pdf

The Crying Game by Pinky McKay

The Crying Game by Pinky McKay

Crying is your baby's language.

At first, it is pretty much the only way an infant can communicate his needs and express feelings like discomfort, hunger, exhaustion and loneliness. It is also the only way he can release pent up stress. As your baby grows he will learn other ways to communicate—through facial expressions, body language and, eventually, by telling you how he feels and what he needs. For now, though, here are some tips to help you soothe the sobs:

15 ways to help your Baby sleep By Pinky McKay

15 ways to help your Baby sleep By Pinky McKay

Just like us, babies are individuals - and this goes for sleep requirements too. It may help (or not, if you are suffering from sleep deprivation) to realise that in most infant sleep studies, "all night" is defined as five hours. If you are thinking that even five hours uninterrupted sleep would be a dream come true, there are some gentle strategies you can try to help your baby (and you) to sleep better.