Rent a Waterbirth Tub:
An option for those birthing at home, at a freestanding Birth Center, or at some hospitals in Wisconsin
If you want to rent the ultimate Waterbirth Spa Tub, we provide this service:
For relieving the physical stress of pregnancy, laboring at home, or birthing your baby at home studies have shown that labors are faster in deep immersion pools.
Our spa has been strictly designed to facilitate easy movement in labor, support multiple and varied positions, and offer women deep immersion. You (and your partner) can spend many hours of your labor relaxing and enjoying complete freedom of movement. The heater keeps the spa at your chosen temperature, allowing your support people to spend time attending you, not trying to keep the water warm enough for you to stay comfortable.
The pool is deep- which is perfect for allowing the mother to become fully immersed in soothing warm water. The spa is built with thermostatically controlled re-circulating heating system (jets), turned on or off at any time. The walls of the spa are thick enough to allow a mother or a birth attendant to sit on the rim.
Why not just use a “Kiddie pool”?
You must fill a birth pool to at least 20” of water, no matter the design, so the woman benefits from the physiologic responses to buoyancy and immersion. The body secretes hormones in response to immersion which help to release oxytocin (the hormone responsible for labor contractions).
The spa will be delivered to your home, set up, completely sanitized, tested and inspected, approximately 3 weeks before your estimated due date.
Your spa will include:
* Portable Spa- easily holds two adults
* Heat pump with 1 re-circulating jet 1 hp massaging blower
* Thick floor pad and plastic tarp for your floor
* Soft Insulated Cover
* Two internal microporous water filters
* Floating thermometer
* Submersible drain pump
* Faucet adapter
* GFCI protection on 3-prong outlet
* UL approved
* Access to phone/text/email informational & service support
Following the birth of your baby, the spa will be emptied, cleaned, taken down, and removed from your home.
Labor/Birth Spa Rental is $450 for homes in South Central Wisconsin. If you are outside of this area, please contact Emily Shier (or send an inquiry through our Contact link) to check fees.
If ordered elsewhere, the spa kit rents for $550 (including shipping) and sells for $1595+ with no services for set-up, cleaning, or assistance and no supplies (filters, pool supplies, etc.).
Arrangements may be made with us to keep the spa for longer, if you desire to use it therapeutically during pregnancy or postpartum recovery.
This spa is recommended by Waterbirth International & Barbara Harper, author of Gentle Birth Choices, and meets hospital infection control requirements.
Please contact us for availability before securing your reservation with payment.