Edel Immersys has developed ‘Birth Pool in a Box’, a portable labor and birth pool system which is designed and manufactured to the highest standards.
Our inflatable pool and custom-fit, single-use disposable liner have been continuously improved as a resilient integrated system, in consultation with midwives and mothers, since their introduction in 2006. In addition to the system’s recognized quality and reliability, we offer industry-leading support.
The robust design, backed up by our support and liability insurance, enables you confidently to choose, recommend or provide a Birth Pool in a Box for use in your (or your client’s) chosen place of birth.
Simple and cost-effective to install, Birth Pool in a Box is the most practical, dependable and convenient portable labor and birth pool system available.
The 27” internal depth (26” on the Mini), keeps the baby safely immersed during birth
Range of internal depths from 18”-25”
Our 3-ring design is more resilient than a single chamber pool
Some pools have a single air chamber
Internal seat for bonding after birth
No internal seat
Custom-fit integrated liner which is resilient and comfortable
Generic liners are large sheets of material with no shaping to the pool, reducing comfort and resilience
Pool height is adjustable by up to 3” for smaller mothers and midwives, maintaining stability
Most pools do not have adjustable height that retains stability
Integrated cup holder making it easier to stay hydrated
No cup holder
White floor to help estimate blood loss
Some pools have a blue or green floor
Robust and comfortable padded backpack-style black bag that looks good after multiple uses, inspiring confidence
Loose-fitting polyester bag
Product liability insurance
The professional pool is guaranteed against manufacturing faults for the first 40 uses.
Maximum 10 uses
Birth Pool in a Box Pool and Liner is an integrated system. Our Pro Liner has been designed to be a snug fit of the pool and allows for complete comfort and no uncomfortable creasing.
The Pro Liner has pockets that fit over the handles which stops any contaminated water from seeping through into the base of the pool whilst allowing women to still grip the handles. The liner is designed to use with the pool’s cup holder and a convenient hose slot, holding your hose firmly in place while filling and avoiding hazard.
Our pools should always be used with a new Birth Pool in a Box Pro Liner. This is essential for infection control, peace of mind, full use of our pools features and of course comfort. And it also maintains the warranty that gives you assurance and support when you need it. Generic liners should never be used with Birth Pool in a Box.
Mothers like the perception of larger space created by having a clear inner wall
The regular pool has ample space for your partner, should they want to join you - many couples enjoy the intimacy and shared experience that being together in the pool brings.
We believe in taking advice from professionals and Midwives requested a white floor to enhance visibility in the birthing pool.
Mothers requested a comfortable place to sit while they bonded with their newborn in the birth pool.
Midwives said that some mothers needed lower sides for ease of entry and exit. So adjustable height with BPIAB is a must-have feature. Just release some air from the middle chamber and top up the other two for a stable pool with lower sides.
Mothers asked for handles here to give them control over their movement in the water. They are also useful for gripping during contractions and to hold onto while getting in the pool.
Mothers wanted comfort on the birth pool floor. All our pools have a continuous inflated floor.
Midwives and mothers agreed that a drain plug was an unnecessary weak link in a birthing pool.
Some families have limited room space, some wanted their partners to join them ans some wanted as much freedom as possible in the pool. So we made the Birth Pool in a Box in Regular and Mini sizes.
To ensure that labouring women are able to keep hydrated without having to ask for a drink, we have added a cup holder to our pool.
Mothers requested that seams be smooth where they rest their heads. This has drawn comment on our customer surveys, there are no rough edges on our pool.
Midwives and mothers agreed that internal handles in the pool might obstruct full movement and prevent effective use of a liner.
Mothers said they wanted a clear space to rest their heads with no distracting text or images or manufacturers logos
Each pool is inflated and factory tested to ensure that it has no defects and then 5-10% are randomly sampled and tested again by independent inspectors. The sides are strong enough to allow a 15-stone person to sit or lean on them. Midwives and birth partners love the width of the sides of BPIAB.
Mothers requested these strong handles on the outside of the pool (2 sets, uniquely positioned) for use when leaning over the side. They are angled at 30 degrees for maximum comfort.
Some mothers wanted to be cosseted while others wanted space, so we made the pool narrower at one end and wider at the other. The seat in the narrower end with the top handles is a very popular place for women to sit in between contractions.
Mothers unanimously agreed that the opaque external wall of the birthing pool increased their sense of privacy. We know that the release of oxytocin is a key factor to a successful labour and women who feel safe and private release more oxytocin.
This is safer than a single chamber in the event of an accidental puncture in the pool walls. Three chambers also allows for the adjustable height feature.
The Edel Immersys Birth Pool in a Box is designed to be easy for your organization or contractors to specify and install and does not require any infrastructure investment.
Hot and cold supply with a maximum blended temperature of 122°F. Higher pressure will give a lower filling time. Consider the distance from the faucet to the pool when choosing the correct hose length
Manual or electric. Compressors are not recommended or required
Floor needs to be level with no hard edges and swept or vacuumed. Rug under pool reduces heat loss into a concrete floor.
A small water pump leading to a WC via a hose
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