2. Call or text when your labor begins and your birth tub will be delivered and set up in your birthing space.
3. The following day the birth tub will be picked up during business hours, leaving no trace that an enormously soothing tub was ever in your space.
RESERVE YOUR BIRTH TUB RENTAL TODAY
Fill out this form to reserve your birth tub today.
Once you fill out this form, a contract will be sent for your review. Your tub will be held for your estimated due date for 14 days and is confirmed when your invoice has been paid.
WHAT MOMS SAY ABOUT BIRTH TUBS
I’ve had one baby with an epidural, one naturally on the bed and 3 water births. The water births are 1000x more comfortable. It’s amazing what warm water does!”
I absolutely did not believe being in the water would relieve pain going into my first birth. I was so wrong. After I got in the water, I wasn’t getting out.”
The birth tub is sooo worth it in my experience. I couldn’t have gotten through labor without it. I also really appreciated that I didn’t have to worry about the tub itself. The birth tub was taken care of for me while I focused on snuggling with my baby and being with my new family.”
WHAT SCIENCE TELLS US ABOUT BIRTH TUBS:
A Cochrane review of the scientific literature on birth tubs tells us that mother’s who birth in the water:
Have a higher rate of vaginal births
Dilate quicker than moms on land
Have a lower use of pitocin to speed things up at any point during labor
Have a lower rate of episiotomy
Report a higher rate of satisfaction with their birth experience
Are less likely to have a 3rd of 4th degree tear
In one study 72.3% of mothers who had waterbirths stated that they would certainly choose this method of giving birth again, while only 08.7% of those who had land births would choose that method of giving birth again.
Another meta-review of 17 studies showed that there is no statistical difference between the 5 minute Apgar scores for newborns between land and water births. Of the 6 studies that compared the need for newborn resuscitation between water and land birth, the researchers did not find a difference between the two groups.
Frequently Asked Questions
Aquadoula tubs are the best of the best when it comes to labor. The soft padded walls and floor provide support and comfort for mom. The depth will allow you to move into several different positions and completely submerge your belly in the water. The tubs revolutionary heating system will keep you enveloped in warm water as you labor. No need to worry about the water cooling down or overflowing as you try to keep adding water to keep the temperature comfortable. It will do that work for you.
WHERE DO YOU DELIVER BIRTH TUBS?
Labor tubs can be brought to some hospitals, your home, or a birth center. You need approximately 7 ft by 7 ft for the tub to fit. This will allow plenty of space for the tub and room for your midwife to monitor you and your support person to be there for you as well.
I MAY WANT MY PARTNER IN THE BIRTH TUB WITH ME AS WELL, IS THAT OKAY?
Yes! One of the greatest benefits of our tubs is that they are spacious and comfortable. There is room for you to bring a partner or sibling into the tub with you and for you to move around. My daughter still talks about climbing in the tub with me when I was in labor with her sister! Being able to bring a partner or spouse in the water, and have the water cover your entire abdomen are two things a birth tub will provide that a Jacuzzi or bathtub will not provide.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO FILL AN AQUADOULA TUB?
It takes about 30 minutes to fill completely if you have a continuous supply of hot water (such as in a hospital). However, if you have a small water heater, you may need to let the heater refill once or twice. Please plan on the tub taking 2-3 hours to be completely filled for a home birth.
WHEN SHOULD I CALL YOU FOR DELIVERY?
Please let us know as soon as you feel labor has truly begun. Seattle traffic, is well, Seattle traffic. Once the tub is set up and filled, it can remain that way with it’s cover on for up to 48 hours before it needs to be drained and refilled. Once you get in, the clock resets at 24 hours or whichever is sooner. I would prefer to have the tub set up and ready for you as soon as you want it. If your labor goes longer than expected, your midwife or doula can reach out to me if the tub needs to be refilled.
HOW DOES PICKUP WORK?
I will come to pick up the tub the following day during business hours at an agreed upon time.
HOW MUCH DOES A TUB DELIVERY AND PICKUP COST?
The total cost is $350 for use of the pool, delivery and pickup. This is the labor tub refund policy. Cancel 2 weeks prior to your estimated due date for a full refund, minus a $50 admin fee. There is no refund after 2 weeks unless there has been a change of birth location. No refunds are given for any reason after a tub has been delivered whether the tub is used or not.