(so busy I missed a year!)
It is with great excitement that we venture into the next stage of our business. We are bringing Birth Pool In A Box to Australia and New Zealand. They are very popular in the UK and USA and I really think Australia is ready for choice.
As ever, we endeavour to keep costs low, but shipping from China is increasingly expensive and we absorb the increases as much as we can. We still think we offer great value and now sell to several hospitals through out Australia with more enquiries coming in all the time. We have also sold to Malaysia, China, Singapore and Indonesia. Even had an enquiry from South Africa.
So if you ever wondered what goes on behind our fabulous website, picture a stressed mum with at least 3 empty coffee cups at hand, kids tearing around, dogs barking at every passing cat, dog or bird and 8 chooks scratching about in the yard…its chaos! However, the kids know not to answer the phone and I try to catch up on most stuff when they are in bed, I absolutely LOVE my business. I am so thrilled when I see photos of women birthing in the pools and still love getting the photos, I have a massive back log of donated pictures that I need to update the site with. Soon, soon…
This is a little picture story of my 4 fantastic kids, assisting with the latest shipment.
It has now been exactly a year, since we launched our Made In Water Pools at the Home Birthing Conference in Melbourne. What a year!
We have sold over 350 pools, imported many more and now sell liners.
Literally hundreds of women have laboured and birthed in our pools.
We now sell to mums, Midwives, Doulas, Birth Centres and some really forward thinking hospitals… looks like Australia is really getting to grips with Water Birth!
We have got FANTASTIC feedback and awesome photos from the women that have used our pools, I look regularly at the testimonial page for my weekly water birth kick!
Thank you to all for your support, feedback and enthusiasm for what we are doing.
Here’s to the next year!!
Baby Sparkle was born at home, after a looooong labour, on 30th October 2006. He joins his 3 adoring sisters..and a very rejected dog…… he weighed 3.875 kilos and is a very contented little mite.
Huge thanks to my hubby Pete for being with me, my 3 girlees who missed a day at school to help out, my mum, for her continual love and support and the brilliant Community Midwives, Ruth and Mary, for making this home birth possible, where under any other maternity care system ….. I wouldn’t have been given the time necessary to allow my baby to be born naturally.
Ever in gratitude.