The Benefits of Waterbirth

Waterbirth special now on!  Just $179 for delivery (Edmonton area) of your la Bassine birth pool, liner, new drinking water hose, & pumps!

For thousands of years we have been using water to ease birthing. Wherever there has been even slightly warm water, there have been people bathing in it, using it ritually, and finding great comfort in it, especially in birthing.

Soaking in a tub of water to ease birthing sounds inviting to most. If the water is where a person wants to be and there are no complications, then in the water is where they will feel the most comfortable. When it is time to birth the baby, there is no reason to ask the birther to get out of the water.

When a person in birth relaxes in a warm tub, free from gravity’s pull on her body, with sensory stimulation reduced, the body is less likely to secrete stress-related hormones. This allows the body to produce the pain inhibitors ‘endorphins’ that complement birthing. Noradrenaline and catecholamines, the hormones that are released during stress, actually raise the blood pressure and can inhibit or slow birthing. ( )

To register for any of the following rentals, please fill out the contact information and services desired here:  Pick up is at Grow Centre on Whyte Avenue 10516 - 82 Avenue, by appointment.

La Bassine Rental, Pool and liner only 95
Liner only 58
Pumps only 95
La Bassine Pool, air pump, sump pump, 50' drinking water hose, tap adaptor; 179

Delivery, inflation,draining, take down & return, 90


La Bassine  Pool is ideal for hospitals with midwives and doulas

•Manufactured from extra heavy duty 0.60mm eco friendly vinyl

•Rigid walls, strong and supportive enough to lean on.

•Cocoon like shape to provide an intimate space, yet with plenty of room to move, without over taxing your hot water system.

•Deep blue colour to enhance the sense of privacy and induce deep relaxation.

•Inflated floor to give the extra comfort needed during active birth positions such as kneeling and squatting.

•Spacious interior

•Perfect water depth that fully covers your belly without being too deep that you feel insecure.

•Two solid internal handles, exactly where you need them! Use to assist in position changes, or to grab on to while you push, voted best feature by many.