The Benefits of Waterbirth
For thousands of years women have been using water to ease labour and facilitate birth. Wherever there has been even slightly warm water, there have been women bathing in it, using it ritually, and finding great comfort in it, especially in labour.
Soaking in a tub of water to ease labour sounds inviting to most women. If the water is where a woman wants to be and there are no complications, then in the water is where she will feel the most comfortable. When it is time to birth the baby, there is no reason to ask the mother to get out of the water.
When a woman in labour relaxes in a warm tub, free from gravity’s pull on her body, with sensory stimulation reduced, her body is less likely to secrete stress-related hormones. This allows her body to produce the pain inhibitors ‘endorphins’ that complement labour. Noradrenaline and catecholamines, the hormones that are released during stress, actually raise the blood pressure and can inhibit or slow labour. ( http://www.bellybelly.com.au/birth/waterbirth-birth-in-water#.VFaAtPnF-So )
To register for any rentals, please fill out the contact information and services desired here: https://edoula.biz/l/-KEZweZ_fFeSLAe1ljmI Pick up is at Grow Centre on Whyte Avenue 10516 - 82 Avenue, weekdays between 10 & 5, delivery available.
La Bassine Professional Pool- Designed for multiple births – ideal for hospitals, midwives and doulas $95. The cost of the rental includes one disposable liner (value $58, additional liners available for purchase). Rental of air pump, sump pump, hoses & service are separate.
•Manufactured from extra heavy duty 0.60mm eco friendly vinyl
•There are no pools available, more heavy duty than our professional pool
•Rigid walls, strong and supportive enough to lean on.
•Cocoon like shape to provide an intimate space, yet with plenty of room to move, without over taxing your hot water system.
•Deep blue colour to enhance the sense of privacy and induce deep relaxation.
•Inflated floor to give the extra comfort needed during active birth positions such as kneeling and squatting.
•Perfect water depth that fully covers your belly without being too deep that you feel insecure.
•Two solid internal handles, exactly where you need them! Use to assist in position changes, or to grab on to while you push, voted best feature by many women and midwives.
Birth Pool liners available $65, drop in during weekday business hours welcome.
Pump Equipment rental including:
-AirPump, Sump Pump, Waste Hose, Fresh Water Hose, Tap adaptors & extension cord - $95
-Delivery, inflation, draining, Take Down & Return - $90