Borrow Our Birth Pool
If you're planning a home birth local to us (in South East Hampshire) and looking for a birth pool we have one you might want to borrow. This is a Birth Pool in a Box Eco Mini pool. The cost to borrow the pool is £125. This includes your individual use hose and pool liner, a donation to IPBB which helps us continue to provide support to local families and a £25 deposit which will be refunded when the pool is returned in the condition it was lent. The loan period is two weeks before your "due date" until your baby is born. We have a standard loan agreement that you will need to sign when you pick up the pool. If you would like to request use of the pool please use the form here or drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Is where I live included as local to you?
If you can pick up the pool in person from a member of our committee (Southsea, Waterlooville, Cosham or Fareham) you're close enough to borrow a pool.
2. I'm pretty sure my due date isn't when my baby will arrive can I borrow the pool earlier or later?
Yes, we know you may know your body better than a randomly assigned due date. If you let us know when you expect to give birth and when you would like to have the pool from we will do our best to fit your dates.
3. What if my plans change and I don't use the pool can I have my money back?
The donation you make to IPBB is not refundable once you've picked up the pool but if you return the pool liner and hose sealed in the original wrapping you can be refunded an extra £25 as well as the security deposit as usual.
4. I would really love to borrow the pool but it's just too expensive for me, do you offer any discounts?
In some circumstances, we may be able to help with the cost. If you're struggling financially please get in touch by email and we can chat about this. We also accept referals from some other local support services. Again please contact us if this may apply to you.