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Two Questions

Maryn Taylor

When people ask which pool to choose for their birth, I ask two questions:

1.  Who's your midwife or doctor?

2.  Where do you want to put it?

If you call to rent, one of the first questions you'll be asked is "Who is your midwife or doctor?"  Some of the midwives have a specific preference and so we always send their clients that specific pool.  If you have a physician and are planning a hospital birth, the smaller pool (La Bassine or Passages) fits in hospital rooms better. 

Next question is where do you want to put the pool?   Some people have an idea about where they want to put it already, so we talk about how big that area is to figure out which pool will fit best.  With our older son, we put a Birth Pool in a Box (the larger size that we carry) in our living room, but with our youngest I knew I wanted a pool that would fit in our master bedroom so I chose the smaller La Bassine.  

All the pools we carry have inflatable floors and sides, and they all are great options - it's just about choosing the one that will be perfect for your birth!





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: