Water is an amazing help for labor. It makes it easier for laboring women to relax more fully, allowing them to experience less painful births. And the weightless feeling assists women in changing positions more easily. Both of these aspects help labor to progress. In addition, the babies experience an easier transition from intrauterine life to the outside world.
We have the Aqua Doula Waterbirth Spa to rent for labor and/or birthing. We recommend this type of pool because it has a built-in heater which maintains the water temperature. It also has high buoyancy and typically accommodates 2 people. It is 2 ft. high, about 4½ ft. in diameter and holds approximately 150 gallons of water.