K.D. BraininFounder & Director

New Expanded Range of Hospital Grade Birth Mats, Beanbags & Loungers

Blog: 5.09.2016

As many of you know the NCT shop recently closed leaving many midwives wondering where they will obtain their beanbags and floor mats from.

Don’t worry help is at hand…


Over the past 12 years we’ve supplied 1000’s of Beanbags and Floor Mats to hospitals around the country.

Their reputation for quality, usability and durability is well established.

In fact, prior to their decision to close the shop the NCT met with us and were so impressed with the superior quality of our mats and beanbags that they were going to start stocking them in place of the mats and loungers they had been selling.

There is a significant difference between our mats and beanbags and others on the market that’s obvious if you compare them side-by-side.

For starters we use the highest medical grade waterproof fabric available and seal all the seams to ensure that infection control standards are met and maintained.

We recently upgraded the fabric to conform to the new regulations that require cleaning with 10,000ppm hypochlorite.

For our mats we use Plastazote, a medical grade foam that provides firm support while standing or squatting yet is soft enough to provide cushioning from cold, hard hospital floors when sitting or kneeling.


Active Birth Mat

Length: 1500mm Width: 1000mm  Height: 20mm  Weight: .98kg

We provide a bespoke mat service and can make birth mats up in any size to suit your needs.


Active Birth Beanbag

Large: Height: 900mm   Diameter: 800mm    Weight: 4.48kg

Standard: Height: 600mm   Diameter: 680mm    Weight: 3kg

Birthing Loungers

We can also offer you an upgraded version of the Birthing Lounger that the NCT used to sell.

Same size and shape but covered in our new high grade fabric.

Small:     Length: 1000mm x Diameter: 800mm

Medium: Length: 1250mm x Diameter: 800mm

Large:     Length: 1500mm x Diameter: 800mm


There are two important differences between the Active Birth Beanbag and the Birthing Lounger:

1) The Active Birth Beanbag is taller and much firmer as it is designed to support women in the upright postures natural to labour and birth

2) The Active Birth Beanbag is stronger and more robust so that it holds its shape and provides mothers with the support they need.

It’s constructed in two layers comprising an inner cotton cover and an outer medical-grade fabric cover.

The inner cover gives the beanbag strength and shape whilst the outer cover is waterproof and disinfectable.




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