Birth Pool Hire

Women often love the gentle, relaxing support that a birth pool can offer during labour.

Women who labour in water are significantly more likely to feel relaxed and in control and experience less pain during labour.

Many believe that choosing to birth your baby in water is a gentle way for them to enter the world. Babies born in water are often noticeably calmer at birth.

The “La Bassine” pool is available for hire from 37 weeks for 5 weeks (extensions may be possible if your baby hasn’t arrived by 42 weeks, depending on availability).

Pool Hire Package includes:

• The hire of the pool.
• Everything you need to inflate, fill, empty and deflate the pool. (standard kit 3).
• A sieve and thermometer.
• A fitted heat cover.
• A birth ball.

Cost: £50 plus a deposit of £20 at the time of booking.

It is recommended to use the pool with a sterile liner, which can be purchased through the La Bassine website for £18.95.

I am able to deliver/collect your pool to you free of charge, within a 20 mile radius from my home. For addresses further afield I charge 45p per mile for a round trip. You are more than welcome to collect from me if you prefer.

If you would like more information on hiring the birth pool, please drop me a line.


Sarah Stephen-Smith

My name is Sarah and I am Thula Mama Doula. I am passionate about helping women feel prepared mentally, emotionally and physically for pregnancy, birth, and the transition to motherhood.