The keyword that defines our approach to design is ‘Active’.
If we look up the definition of ‘Active Birth’ we get, “Childbirth during which the mother is encouraged to move around freely and assume any position which feels comfortable”.
Active Birth Pools provide mothers with the space and depth to move freely in the postures natural to labour and birth.
As she moves, she intuitively discovers features that provide support and make her more comfortable.
Design is based upon the dynamics of mothers and midwives as they interact with the pool and each other.
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.
Our water birth pools encourage mothers to move freely and naturally.
They instinctively interact with the pool and find comfort and support wherever they are.
Freedom of movement combined with the relaxing effects of warm water and release of oxytocin significantly increases the possibility of physiological labour and birth.
We are pioneers, innovators and trend setters.
Our water birth pools have continuously evolved over the past 35 years.
We’re able to achieve our latest designs because of the highly specialised material we use.
Ficore, a composite resin with unique properties enables us to create incredibly curvaceous pools that mothers and midwives find exceptionally comfortable, practical and easy to use.
In mid-90’s we met with a design specialist to discuss ways our water birth pools could be improved to better serve the needs of mothers and midwives.
This lead to the ground-breaking innovations in birth pool design that have culminated in todays range of award winning water birth pools.
Below a copy of article that appeared in the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors charting the paradigm shift in birth pool design that occurred in the mid-90’s: