Includes custom liner for enhanced safety
Midwives advise that a new liner for the birth is a necessity from a hygiene perspective, and are a must when mothers want to be able to do trial-runs before the birth.
One disposable liner is included with each pool and additional liners are available. Using a liner also means two “containers” for the water, giving added protection against the unlikely event of a water leak.
Deep for buoyancy
Birth Pool in a Box has an internal depth of 26″ and since the sides are stiff when inflated, you can fill water to a depth of 23″.
Three independent chambers
The sides of Birth-Pool-in-a-Box are made of 3 independent tubular chambers stacked on top of each other. If one of them should puncture by accident, only 1/3 of the wall height will be lost. This is safer for mother and baby and results in little to no water on your floor than a puncture into a single-chambered inflatable pool.
By deflating the middle chamber to the appropriate height once a woman is in the filled pool, the height of the pool can be adjusted for safe and comfortable access to the woman by her caregivers. Not every woman needs 28″ high sides. Smaller women or smaller midwives may find that by lowering the sides of the pool by several inches, they feel more comfortable. By adjusting this on the middle chamber, the rigidity and stability of the pool is maintained by the fully inflated top and bottom chamber.
Mothers want strong handles on the outside of the pool for use when leaning on the side facing out. They are angled at 30 degrees for comfort and secure the form-fitted disposable liner in place.
Once the pool is filled, the sides are sturdy enough for a 210 lb (95.5kg) person to sit on the side without collapsing it. There is also plenty of room in the Regular pool for the partner to join the mother.
5-25 minutes, depending on type of air pump.
40 minutes to 3 hours (depending on the size of your hot water tank.)
Here are some other items you may want to purchase with this pool:
- POOL LINER – BPIAB – MINI SIZE – additional liners
- Debris Net for waterbirth– used to remove debris.
- Pool Cover – seals pool which helps retain heat and eliminate evaporation.
Birth Pool in a Box is made from PVC. PVC needs softening additives (“plasticisers”) to make it flexible and the plasticisers historically used – compounds called phthalates – have been linked to fertility problems in animals and, by extension, people. Alternative plasticisers have been developed whose performance is close to that of phthalates and these are used in the new versions of Birth Pool in a Box.
The warranty on all personal Birth Pool in a Box pools is valid only if a new Birth Pool in a Box liner is used.
Birth Pool in a Box does not recommend using any generic liner on their Birth Pools – it will not give a secure, tight, custom fit and may not be watertight, undermining the integrity of the Birth Pool in a Box system.
To ensure the highest quality water birth experience, Birth Pool in a Box recommends you order the Mini custom Birth Pool in a Box Liner.
|Birth Pool in a Box||Regular||Mini|
|Shape||Ellipsoid (Egg)||Ellipsoid (Egg)|
|External max dimensions||76″ X 65″||65″ X 57″|
|193cm x 165cm||165cm x 145cm|
|Internal max dimensions||56″ X 45″||45″ X 37″|
|142cm X 114cm||114cm X 94cm|
|Max. Water Depth||23″ (55 cm)||23″ (55 cm)|
|Disposable liner||One included||One included|
|Handles on Outside||4||4|
|Handles on Top||2||2|
|Water Capacity – 80% full||172 gallons||127 gallons|
|650 liters||480 liters|
|Water Capacity – 90% full||193 gallons||140 gallons|
|730 liters||530 liters|
|Weight when filled (add weight of mother)||1433 lbs||1058 lbs|
|Unfilled Weight||14.3 lbs||13.2 lbs|
|6.5 kg||6 kg|
|Pool Material||Pool: 0.38mm PVC||Pool: 0.38mm PVC|
|Form-fitted disposable liner material||Liner: 0.20mm PVC||Liner: 0.20mm PVC|
- Birth Pool in a Box Personal pool is also available in the Regular size.
Professional models designed for midwives and repeat use are also available:
Pool Care & Inflation Instructions
Per manufacture recommendations: Before unfolding and inflating please allow your pool to warm to room temperature for up to 72 hours.
We recommend that you test inflate your pool after receiving it to check for any potential leaks.
Please contact Baby Birth and Beyond regarding a damaged or leaking pool within 1 week after receiving it to qualify for a refund or replacement.
***This item is a special order item and it may take longer to be shipped.***