Submersion in warm water has been shown to be a safe, relaxing, enjoyable and satisfying way to labour and birth.
Our inflatable birth pools are La Bassine Professional pools and come with a filling hose and an air pump.
- Filling hose, air pump and easy to follow instructions supplied with each pool.
- A refundable bond of $50.00 is required (this is automatically added to your booking at checkout).
- A single use birth pool liner must be used with the pool at all times and must completely cover the pool down to the floor. The liner is an additional $35.00 and will be automatically added to your booking.
- Tap fittings are not supplied. You will need tap fittings (to connect the filling hose to your tap outlets) as well as either an emptying hose (garden hoses work) or bucket to empty the pool.
For more information on what you need for a water birth at home, see the What you need for home water birth article.
A discount is available to Community Services Card (CSC) holders.
By hiring a birth pool from Auckland HomeBirth Community the hirer agrees that:
- Auckland HomeBirth Community (AHBC) owns the birth pool, hose, air pump and any other accessories, equipment and incidentals supplied with the pool (except the single use birth pool liner).
- The hirer will pay:
- The hire fee and bond which must be paid within 7 days of booking unless a prior arrangement has been made with the birth pool coordinator.
- Any cost associated with repair or replacement of the birth pool and accessories/equipment due to damage incurred during hire and/or whilst the pool and supplied accessories/equipment is in the hirer’s care/possession that is in excess of the bond (in which case the bond will not be refunded).
- Any cost associated with cleaning of the birth pool and accessories/equipment due to contamination during hire and/or whilst the pool and supplied accessories/equipment is in the hirer’s care/possession or due to insufficient cleaning before returning the pool that is in excess of the bond (in which case the bond will not be refunded).
- The hirer will purchase a single use birth pool liner. This single use birth pool liner must be used at all times when the birth pool is in use. This liner is the hirers to keep.
- If the single use birth pool liner is not used, the bond will not be refunded (due to extra cleaning required) and any additional cleaning costs incurred must be paid by the hirer (see 2.c.).
- The cost is $100.00 hire fee for the birth pool and accessories/equipment, $35.00 for a single use birth pool liner, and $50.00 refundable bond
- No refund of the hire fee will be given if the pool is not used.
- There is a discount for Community Services card holders. Please enquire.
- The bond, hire fee and single use birth pool liner cost shall be paid to Auckland HomeBirth Community, bank account no. 12-3034-0489274-00.
- The Order Number must be used as the reference when making the deposit/transfer.
- The hirer will collect the birth pool and supplied accessories/equipment from the birth pool coordinator.
- Auckland HomeBirth Community is run by volunteers and as such, while the utmost care is taken, AHBC volunteers (including the birth pool coordinator) will not be held personally accountable for anything amiss with the birth pool and/or accessories/equipment. Should the hirer find anything missing, dirty, damaged or amiss upon receipt of the birth pool and accessories/equipment, the hirer shall contact the birth pool coordinator ASAP to discuss the situation.
- Supplied instructions on the use and care of the birth pool and accessories/equipment will be followed at all times.
- Usage of the pool is at the sole discretion and responsibility of the hirer
- The birth pool and supplied accessories/equipment (but not the single use birth pool liner) will be returned to the pool coordinator ASAP and at most within 7 days after birth.
- AHBC reserves the right to request return of the birth pool and accessories/equipment sooner than 7 days after birth in times of high demand to ensure availability to all hirers.
- The birth pool and all accessories/equipment supplied (except the single use birth pool liner) must be well cleaned and well dried as according to the supplied cleaning instructions, and returned in the tidy manner in which they were collected. If the pool is returned unclean, bond cannot be refunded due to the extra costs required in cleaning.
- Upon return of the undamaged, cleaned and dried birth pool and accessories/equipment (but not the single use birth pool liner) AHBC will refund the bond to the hirers nominated bank account.
- If any contamination or damage has occurred where cost of cleaning, repair or replacement is in excess of the bond, the hirer shall pay the difference within a timely manner.
- Auckland HomeBirth Community will maintain confidentiality of the hirer at all times.