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
In the mid-80’s we worked closely with midwives, mothers, obstetricians, infection control and manual handling experts to develop the world’s first specially designed, hospital grade water birth pool.
Since then we’ve continued to evolve our designs, upgrade our materials and improve our manufacturing and engineering capabilities to produce water birth pools that are safer and better meet the needs of mothers and midwives.
Judges at the Building Better Healthcare Awards said that, “The combination of evidence based, user-centred, ergonomic design, specialised materials and bespoke manufacturing had resulted in water birth pools that were truly in a class of their own”.
We are dedicated to providing intelligently designed birthing pools that deliver superior safety, value and performance in the most practical, cost-effective and sustainable way.
Our passion for design and quality, and abiding commitment to helping midwives, mothers and babies have a better experience of labour and birth define our approach.
We’ve supplied thousands of water birth pools to hospitals world-wide and worked with end-users, specialists and manufacturers to develop our capabilities.
Active Birth Pools are made by hand to order in England by highly skilled craftsmen who take great pride in their work and are dedicated to excellence.
We have considered the dynamics at play when mothers and midwives interact with each other and the pool, and employed evidence based, user-centred ergonomic design principles to develop water birth pools are the most comfortable, practical and easy-to-use.
The complex, sensuous forms make our pools very appealing both physically and psychologically.
Form is based on function and pared down to the essence of aesthetic utility.
There is a reason for every shape, every curve and every form.
Seamless, one-piece fabrication in Ficore® has enabled us to reinvent the birth pool to deliver pools that are more beautiful, practical and easy-to-use.
Ficore’s superior qualities enable us to produce water birth pools that provide superior performance, greater value and unparalleled safety.
An understanding of the dynamics of labour and birth and awareness of midwives needs enable us to design birthing pools that actively safeguard midwives and protect mothers from the risks associated with water birth.
The potential for birth pools to be both a habitat and a delivery medium for harmful bacteria is well known.
We completely understand this and produce pools with a range of innovations that negate risk and maximise safety.