We know that plastic has been getting a lot of press recently, specifically the negative effect it is having on our oceans and planet. In this blog, we specifically discuss the plastic used for Birth Pool in a Box, poly-vinyl chloride (“PVC”).
Our Pools and liners are made from PVC
PVC takes less non-renewable fossil fuel to make than any other commodity plastic because unlike other thermoplastics which are entirely derived from oil, PVC is manufactured from two starting materials:
Reusing or Recycling
When a plastic product has been used in a medical application where it could be in contact with blood, unfortunately they cannot be recycled. Once you have used your Birth Pool some of the choices you have with what to do with your pool next are:
For more information, please contact our Edel Immersys Team.
Leighton Hospital have been offering Waterbirth in the MLU since 2013. They First started using our Birth pool In the Box Pro Pools and have recently upgraded to our FP3 Birth Pools in all three rooms.
As a practicing midwife for over 36 years (33 years as a waterbirth champion), I totally understand colleagues concerns about emergency evacuation from a fixed birthing pool either in a birth…
Waterbirth has a long history spanning more than 200 years in written record. The earliest record of a waterbirth in the western world was in France in 1803…