We’ve spent decades looking at ways to make our water birth pools better serve the needs of mothers & midwives.
Midwives find our water birth pools incredibly practical & comfortable.
They tell us that they are ‘fab’ and pleasure to use.
Mothers simply tell us that, ‘they love our pools’.
They benefit from complete freedom of movement and unparalleled safety, comfort & support.
We’ve taken a multi-disciplinary approach to maximise performance & minimise risk.
Form is based on function and pared down to the essence of aesthetic utility.
Design is based upon the dynamics of mothers & midwives as they interact with the pool and each other.
Every shape, every curve, every varying degree of rounded corners…
there is a reason behind them.
Active Birth Pools are made from a unique material called FICORE® composite.
Ficore is far superior to acrylic & fibreglass, the materials commonly used to produce water birth pools.
Fabrication in Ficore gives our pools an ultra-smooth, highly polished finish that’s tactile & warm to the touch.
It’s unique properties allow us to sculpt complex, curvaceous forms that make our pools incredibly comfortable, appealing, practical & easy to use.
Ficore is an incredibly hard, dense material with exceptional adhesive & insulation properties.
Because of this our water birth pools:
- loose less heat & are warm to the touch
- are much less slippery than birth pools made from other materials
Over the past 30 years we’ve spent countless hours observing the way mothers & midwives move in and around the pool.
Our passion for excellence has led us to study ergonomic design theory and work closely with midwives, health and safety & manual handling experts.
This unique understanding has given us the ability to design water birth pools that are incredibly comfortable, practical & user-friendly.
Active Birth Pools encourage mothers to move freely & naturally.
They instinctively find the best positions and discover that the pool provides constant comfort & support wherever they are.
Complete freedom of movement coupled with the relaxing effects of warm water and release of oxytocin significantly increases the possibility for mothers to experience physiological labour.
When you look at the photo above you immediately notice how comfortable the midwife is.
Her feet are grounded, her body upright & aligned and her arms are resting comfortably on the wide round rim.
She is fully supported, safeguarded and at ease.
It simply does not get any better than this!
To see more photos that show just how comfortable, supportive and easy-to-use our water birth pools are please visit our Gallery.