Birthing Pool: £25 per week
Using a birth pool is often such a positive experience for many mums to be and La Bassine Professional Birthing Pool is becoming an increasing popular choice for women in labour. La Bassine was designed by a mum to create an intimate, peaceful and soothing birth environment in order to feel safe and secure during labour.
Warm water stimulates your body to produce pain-relieving endorphins and makes it easier for you to move around, so you can make yourself comfortable in any position.
Labouring in water also may help your body to release less of the stress hormone adrenaline and more of the labour hormone oxytocin, it reduces stress and anxiety which may decrease your perception of pain and gives you confidence in your ability to give birth.
Besides the water softens the tissues of your perineum making them more supple and able to stretch to accommodate your baby’s head as it passes through. This may reduce the risk of tearing and also means you’re less likely to need an episiotomy.