Award Winning Hospital Grade Water Birth Pools Designed by the World's Leading Experts

If you’re looking for a water birth pool we’re uniquely qualified to be of service.


We helped pioneer the use of water for labour and birth by designing
the water birth pools that made this revolution in maternity care possible.

Since 1987 we’ve supplied thousands of birthing pools to
hospitals world-wide and helped millions of women have better births.

We’ve achieved success by continuously innovating, keeping things simple and focussing on our core principles of safety, value and performance.

Our unique understanding and long term dedication to serving the needs of mothers and midwives makes us uniquely qualified to be of service.

Mothers and midwives love our water birth pools because they are incredibly comfortable, practical and easy-to-use.

Hospitals choose us because we deliver superior performance, unparalleled safety and unbeatable long-term value.

Judges at the Building Better Healthcare Awards said that,
“Active Birth Pools are the pinnacle of water birth pool design and development – an incomparable combination of design, materials and manufacturing

Active Birth Pools are handmade by highly skilled craftsmen in England, shipped world-wide, built to last for decades and guaranteed for life.

They are fabricated in a highly specialised material called Ficore® composite which puts our pools in a different league when compared to others on the market.

“The best pools for the Birth Olympics hands down!  I’ve both delivered and caught babies in your pool. They’re comfortable, provide stability, are simple to clean and midwife and dad friendly. Just a dream all the way around.
Alicia Witt Director, CEO at

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Keith Brainin since 1985. His expertise is unparalleled. He is professional to work with and the high standard of his pools has resulted in them withstanding the test of time and many births”
Dr. Yehudi Gordon MB BCh, MD, FRCOG, FCOG SA Author and water birth pioneer

“Not only are they gloriously spacious and inviting, they are made to the highest specifications and considerations to maximise comfort and safety. In short, they are second to none!”
Sheena Byrom OBE – Activist, Midwife, Speaker and Author

“When asked about the history of birthing pools in hospitals, I mention the day when Keith Brainin realised that special bath tubs might be designed and commercialised to meet the needs of labouring women.”
Dr. Michel Odent – water birth pioneer, obstetrician and author


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