Active Birth Pools: Sustainability Report

K.D.Brainin Founder & Director
Blog: 27.02.2023

Since its establishment in 1987, Active Birth Pools has been at the forefront of designing and supplying water birth pools.

Our commitment to ergonomic, safe, and high-quality birthing pools has made us a preferred choice for healthcare facilities globally.

Sustainable Materials and Production

Active Birth Pools emphasize sustainability through our use of Ficore® composite, a material known for its longevity, durability, and resistance to chemicals and bacteria.

With a life expectancy of over 25 years, it surpasses the durability of materials typically used in birthing pool manufacturing.

The pools are handcrafted in England by skilled craftsmen, ensuring reduced carbon footprint and support for local employment.

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Midwives at the Royal Berkshire Hospital celebrate the 25th anniversary of their water birth facility.
This early model supplied in 1992 is still going strong.

Product Sustainability

The design of Active Birth Pools focuses on durability and longevity, aiming to reduce waste and resource use over time.

The high insulation factor of Ficore® and the double-wall construction ensure better heat retention, reducing energy consumption for maintaining water temperature.

Ergonomic and User-Centered Design

In collaboration with midwives, obstetricians, and ergonomics experts, we have developed designs that cater to the comfort of mothers and healthcare professionals.

This approach aligns with human-centered design principles and contributes to the wellbeing and safety of users, enhancing the overall birthing experience.

Midwives at the `Bronte Birth Centre celebrate the opening of their water birth facility in their new Venus Pool

Economic Benefits

Active Birth Pools are cost-effective for healthcare facilities due to their durability and low maintenance needs.

They also contribute to reduced hospital stays and interventions, leading to economic savings for healthcare systems.

Social Responsibility

Safety and customer satisfaction are paramount in the design of these pools, addressing the needs of mothers, babies, and healthcare workers.

The positive feedback from a global clientele underscores the our commitment to quality and safety.


Active Birth Pools showcase a deep commitment to sustainability with their durable materials, ergonomic designs, and efficient production practices.

Our approach benefits the environment and promotes economic and social sustainability in healthcare.

The pools are guaranteed for life, outperforming others in the market in terms of safety, hygiene, and user satisfaction.

They are built to last for decades, saving up to £20,000 over the pool’s life due to their extended lifespan and reduced maintenance and energy costs.

Active Birth Pools not only offer financial savings but also reduce environmental impact through less waste and efficient use of resources.

They have become a favored choice in maternity units, often influencing mothers’ choice of facility.

Midwives praise the pools for their comfort and safety, and hospitals report that mothers using these pools experience easier, more straightforward births, leading to reduced hospital stays and further economic and environmental savings.

In summary, Active Birth Pools stand out as the most sustainable option in the market, significantly contributing to the normalisation and empowerment of the birthing process.

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