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12026 Yoakum Drive
Frisco, TX, 75035
United States

844-752-2682

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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.  

Creating Your {Water}Birth Plan

Maryn Taylor

So many people call with questions about using a birth tub.  They may think that they're asking about technical details: where to put it, how much water it holds, which pool is best.  What they're actually asking is "how do I make a birth pool part of my birth plan?"

Whatever birth location you choose, you have great options:

Hospital: Some hospitals have large garden tubs for use in labor.  Some have their own birth pool for their patients to use and others allow you to bring a birth pool in to set up in your hospital room.  A local doula asked me recently about the idea of a client using a pool at home before they headed to the hospital - what a great idea!

Even if a birth tub isn't an option in your local hospital, hospital rooms usually have a shower with a handheld attachment.  Many have the large walk-in showers where you could sit on a birth ball while your partner or doula sprays you with the handheld shower.  

Birth center: so many have gorgeous tub options right in their birthing rooms!  Others offer the use of an inflatable tub in their birthing rooms.  Birth centers go above and beyond to serve women who want waterbirths and are delighted to show off their birth suites and unique tubs.

Home: birth pools come in a variety of sizes, and there is one that will fit in your home.  Even if you have a large garden tub, the padded floor and sides of an inflatable birth pool give extra padding to lean or kneel on.  And let's talk about buoyancy: a large garden tub holds about 70 gallons of water; a small inflatable birth tub holds about 115.  More water = more of that lovely feeling of lightness that the water provides.  

Using water in labor can provide amazing relief, and a birth pool can serve as a great tool.  A birth tub is usually (if not always) an option in out of hospital birth, and can often be made part of your plan if you're planning a hospital birth.  If you need help incorporating water into your birth plan, give us a call and we'll be happy to talk through options with you.