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Birthing Couch Kit for Smaller Birth Rooms
The SoftBirth birthing couch kit has a new little sis! A shorter version for smaller rooms at a smaller price. A HoM asked us to design a smaller birth couch kit for smaller rooms, so we did and will even fit in the back of a small hatchback. Anyway, with all our birth couches we offer very large discounts when more than one of the same couch is bought. So, this is £600+VAT but 3 or more would be at £500 each. As with the larger SoftBirth couch, this is a kit – the stool and kneeler are included. The mini is also FREE with Aquabirths’ Canberra, Venus and Heart-shaped birth baths.
Aquabirths will include a free SoftBirth birthing couch kit with the Canberra, Venus and Heartshaped models of our birth baths. The SoftBirth birthing couch kit is usually £950 but is on offer at the moment at £795. More details can be found at http://softbirth.com/ You can also download their information flyer and spec sheet there too. We’ve tried one out – it is very comfortable and unlike other couches, is not cumbersome and heavy. The inter-changeable cushions make this a very flexible help for birthing and labouring mothers. So, even if you’re not buying one of our birthing baths, you can still get it at the offer price. http://softbirth.com/
Another of our compact birthing baths for labour and post-partum bathing, the York model, is ready to go off to the Isle of Man. With its very modern look, the York gives birth centres that luxury spa feel. As with all Aquabirths pools, it is a one-piece construction for maximum strength and infection control as well as for ease of installation.
Midwives and waterbirth mums had a direct hand in this bath’s design, hence the broad rims and curves. An additional feature they designed in was the excellent lumbar support.
Contact us for drawings, photos and offers for this birthing bath.
Though I’m proud of our bath, this article is about Estates Management.
Furness General is part of the Morcambe Bay Trust and includes Lancaster Royal and the Westmorland (Kendal). Lancaster had a Canberra bath in 2011, and Kendal in early 2014.
All works to the rooms (new flooring, lighting, fittings, etc) have been overseen by their Estate Manager, Paul Coward. If you are wondering how to go about a refit of a birth room or the installation of a birthing pool, I’d recommend you have a word with Paul as we never have jobs that run smoother than his.
Whilst we offer an installation service, it is possible to hire our expert plumber for consultation, so that he can advise or work alongside your plumber on site. And now, we also offer training in fitting our birthing pools and Aquabirths accredited plumbers would then be eligible for a 10% discount on our baths.
We often fit these lights to our own baths but it is possible to retro-fit them to other baths. If your bath already has an older light that is larger than this compact one, we can supply an adapter to cover and reduce the hole.
The advantage of LEDs, aside from their much lower consumption, is that they last much longer.
Aquabirths in Wales ~ Aquabirths yng Nghymru
We’ve opened an office in Wales! To celebrate, Aquabirths is offering a range of large discounts on birth pools to hospitals in Wales and hospitals serving Wales: Chester, Shrewsbury, Oswestry, and Hereford. This may be just the opportunity your service needs to increase access to this popular birthing option for women.
You can save 20% off Canberra, Venus and Heart-shaped model birthing baths. York baths will have free delivery. As an example, the Canberra and Venus models are usually £4500+delivery and VAT, they would be £3600.
The large Heart-shaped birthing pool, which can be stand-alone or fit against an IPS, is nearly £1000 off.
The Dunoon, our budget compact birth bath comes with free delivery, saving you at least £250.
If a refurbished, as new, pool would suit your budget better, we can offer you two York model birth baths for the price of one.
As celebrities like Holly Willoughby raise awareness of the benefits of a water birth, you may well find you have more women wondering if it’s for them. With our offers making it easier than ever, we’d love to see more women able to get the pools they want.
Contact Ruth or David 0345 230 1381
Offer ends 1st March 2015.
A couple more pictures from the opening of the new Birth Centre and Bradford Royal Infirmary.
The hospital now has several of the Canberra model birth baths each in its own beautiful new birth room. The Canberra birth bath is designed to be universal in that it can fit into most rooms and situations. It is available on short lead times or from stock and costs well under £5000 (and discounts for 2 or more baths).
The photos came from Lorne Campbell / Guzelian.