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What To Wear in the Birth Tub

Maryn Taylor

I hear this question a lot : "what do people wear in the birth pool?"  Here are some ideas that might be helpful and that you may already have in your maternity wardrobe.

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1.  Tankini top.  Bathing suits are made for getting wet, so this is likely to be a comfortable option and one that you may already have, especially if you've been pregnant in the summer.  Target has some cute and affordable options.

2.  Camisole top.  These are such a great layering piece and are relatively easy to find. Some great places for these are Target, Motherhood Maternity, and Old Navy.  Go for black or a dark color so that it's still fairly opaque when it gets wet.

3.  Sports-style bra.  I had one that zipped in the front that I wore when I was in labor with my middle son, so it was easy to take off when I got out of the pool and put on dry clothes.  I got another one (exactly like the one pictured below) at Motherhood Maternity, and I have seen similar ones at Target.  Wal-Mart always has the really inexpensive, soft stretchy ones that pull on over your head; those will work well for gentle support after baby's born, too.  

4.  Nothing.  You don't have to wear anything at all.  Do what feels best for you!

When I was preparing for my births, one of the things that I did was set out camisoles and sports bras along with my birth supplies.  My husband and doula were able to find what I'd planned to wear in the pool without having to look around for them, and later when I decided to get out of the pool for a while I had several sets of dry clothes ready to wear.

Five Reasons to Choose Us for Your Pool Rental

Maryn Taylor

1.  No time limits on your rental.  You get your pool as early as week 37 or week 38, then return it after your baby is born.  We understand that birth is unpredictable and we want to make sure you have the pool when you need it without worrying about extended rental fees.  

2.  We meet or exceed the requirements in the 2015 Waterbirth Guidelines set forth by the Association of Texas Midwives.  This means that you can feel confident that the pool and equipment you receive is sanitary and safe for use during your labor and birth.  

3.  Our cost is the lowest for an all-inclusive rental.  You can find a pool rental for less, but you'll need to find all of the associated parts and pieces to set up and use the pool.  The value of our rental kit exceeds $1000 because we include everything you need.

4.  Solid experience.  Since we opened in November of 2012, we've done more than 400 rentals and have extensive knowledge and understanding of the processes and details.  

5.  Guaranteed availability.  We have a large inventory of tub rental kits to ensure that there is always one available when you need it.  

Buoy-what?

Maryn Taylor

So, what's with our name?

When my husband Steve and I were brainstorming names for this business, we tossed around lots of ideas and kept coming back to the idea of something nautical and related to the ocean.  Steve is a former merchant mariner and retired Navy officer, and we both love to scuba dive, and we wanted something that felt like a match with our personal interests.

We finally lit upon the word buoyant because it means two things:

  • likely to float on air or water
  • happy and joyful

The play on words, the connection with sailing and diving, the sense of lightness that immersion in water brings to birth, that it signified the joy we hoped people would experience on their birth day - it was perfect!  And so, we became Buoyant Birth.

 

Texas' Waterbirth Guidelines

Maryn Taylor

Recently, the Texas Midwifery Board formed a working group to create guidelines for waterbirth in Texas.  Last night, I spoke at the monthly meeting of the Tarrant County Birth Network about the new guidelines.  

A few highlights from the guidelines:

  • Suggested pools are the inflatable, reusable pools like La Bassine and Birth Pool in a Box; disposable single use pools like the Passages; or a pipeless recirculating system like SaniJet.  
  • It's not suggested to use a Jacuzzi-type tub with recirculating water, as the piping can't be adequately cleaned for birth.
  • Fill the pool under the direction of a midwife.  (So glad they put this in the guidelines - it's something my team always tells our clients, but sometimes isn't followed.  I recently went to a house where the pool was inflated before the mother was in labor and their cat was napping in the bottom of it.  Leave everything sealed and wait until your midwife tells you to inflate it!)
  • Run water from the tap for three minutes before beginning to fill.
  • If the pool is filled for longer than six hours, you should drain and refill with a clean liner.

Complete text of the guidelines is posted here: https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/midwife/waterbirth/