Sydney Morning Herald, Essential. June 2nd 2007

Carbon Neutral Births

Andrew Taylor

Finally, the truth can be told : babies not coal fired power stations, are responsible for global warming. Mothers, too are recklessly harming the Earth by giving birth.

Happily, these environmental vandals can make amends with La Bassine, a birthing pool that its importer Simply Birth says is made of non toxic vinyl, free from nasty metals such as lead and cadmium, and ethically manufactured. Its manufacturer say its has offset carbon emissions produced during the manufacture and shipment of each pool, which costs $180.