We've supplied thousands of water birth pools to hospitals over the past 30 years

Michel Odent

world renown obstetrician, author and water birth pioneer ,

When asked about the history of birthing pools in hospitals, I first mention two key events:

-In the 1970s, my visit to a sports shop in Pithiviers, the French town where I was practising: I bought a deep inflatable blue paddling pool and we found a convenient space in the maternity unit to install it.

-The day when Keith Brainin suddenly realized that special bath tubs might be designed and commercialized to meet the needs of labouring women.

Sheena Byrom

OBE Midwife Speaker Author Honorary Fellow RCM ,

I was surprised and impressed with this bed - and feel it's much more than a bed!

The beautifully crafted furniture is soft to touch yet strong and secure. Perfect for kneeling and squatting, there is room for partners and supporters too, and the bed is low and accessible.

I love it!

Karen Werrbach MSN, RNC-OB, NEA-BC

Director , Women's Health Institute Rush-Copley Medical Center 2000 Ogden Ave Aurora, Illinois 60504

You clearly have a tub that is far superior to all the tubs we have found in the US--not only for patient comfort, but also for provider convenience.

...The Active Birth Pool would set Rush-Copley above all the other hospitals in the area.

...I am more than willing to assist you with advertising and being a site that others could either come and see our Alternative Birthing Room or at minimum, they could view the room by a virtual tour.

K. Wilkie

Midwife and Nurse , NHS Hospital

I can't tell you how much your pools have revolutionised birth.

C. Wilson

, Dewsbury District Hospital

The pools are such a wonderful feature- they are a hit with the staff--the blue tooth is a real wow factor! all of our babies so far have been born in them!

A. Bentley

NHS Midwife ,

Brilliant, like the wide brim so mums can sit on the side and swivel their legs around to get in and out, much safer.

Indie Kaur

Consultant Midwife , Royal London Hospital

The bed is exactly what is required for birth centers. It is fit for purpose and looks amazing too

Consultant Midwife

Consultant Midwife , Greenwich Birth Centre

Thank you for the awesome pools. My one regret is not trying out one myself before we opened the birth centre! Many thanks

Bunty Rowe

Midwife , Gloucestershire Hospitals

It looks absolutely fantastic! Looks so comfortable and useful. Especially for those long labours where women need support for the second stage.

Building Better Healthcare Magazine

November 2015 ,

Three state-of-the-art water birth pools have been used to create the ‘wow’ factor in a new birthing unit at Worcestershire Royal Hospital. Mothers can adjust the colour of lighting in the pools and choose music to play on the integral bluetooth sound system. Meadow Birth Centre has been designed to look and feel homely, colourful and bright, helping everyone involved to feel comfortable and relaxed throughout the process.


Specialist Midwife , Derby

Keith.. Just to say congratulations on the popularity of your pools....they look great and you promote them well, using professional input and evidence with pt use as good background for their place in normal childbirth...enjoy seeing your posts.

Catherine Verrecchia

Sage-femme coordinatrice , Maternité et pédiatrie Site de Saint Julien en Genevois

I saw the pool today and I was delighted!

It is bigger than what I expected!

Jo Talbot

Chorley & Preston Birth Centre Manager , Lancashire Teaching Hospitals

We love your active birth pools, so much so we have one in every room on our birth centre

A. Edwards – Active Birth Teacher


Beautiful pools and wonderful to see the history of their development.

Thank you for all you have done and designed for women, their babies and partners over the last 30yrs to make birth more comfortable and peaceful.


David Turnbull

Electrical Technician , UHCW Coventry

I would just like to say thanks for your positive, friendly and professional response to my request, if all suppliers had the same level of aftercare my job would be so much easier.

Dr Tracey Cooper

Consultant Midwife , Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Let me introduce you to Keith Brainin who provided us with our princess pools in both of our birth centres. His pools are brilliant and the service that he provides is excellent.

Francois Verhees

Algemeen Directeur/CEO , Medical Dynamics

Seeing all the promotional material you have and the quality it shows, we’ve got the feeling that we should take your productline into The BeNeLux on a exclusive base.

Gulf News – August 2015

, Al Zahra Hospital – Dubai

Equipped with a cutting-edge technology including built in Bluetooth Sound and Multi-colour lighting the active birth pool helps create the ideal atmosphere for natural birth.

H. Young

, Taunton and Somerset NHS Trust

Have used Active Birth Pools pool a lot in my career. They allow real flexibility for women to change position.

Building Better Healthcare Awards

, Building Better Healthcare Awards

The pinnacle of water birth pool design and development. An incomparable combination of design, materials & manufacturing.

Jan Butler

Consultant Midwife, SoM , Rosie Hospital, Robinson Way, Cambridge

Thank you Keith... Our new Venus Pool looks stunning

The feedback has been good…

, Hampshire Hospitals

The feedback has been good thank you, its been very useful to try it out. I am planning to purchase some mats / bean bags and possibly a stool and wanted to get prices so I can plan my budget.

Vicky Babbe

, Friends of Loveridge – Guernsey

That's fantastic Keith! Thank you so much for all your help and attention on this! I am very impressed with your company's customer service.

Yedudi Gordon

Active & Water Birth Pioneer, Author and Consultasnt Gynaecologist ,

I have had the pleasure of working with Keith Brainin since 1985.Keith’s expertise in birth pools facilitated the design of the pools on the Birth Unit, initially at the Garden Hospital in Hendon and subsequently at St John & St Elizabeth Hospital in St John’s Wood. Keith supplied all the birth pools to the Birth Unit. Keith is professional to work with and the standard of the birth pools, both the design and the materials has resulted in them withstanding the test of time and many births.


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