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.
The Steps to Take When Planning a Water Birth Did you know that having a water birth can help you to feel more relaxed and in control while giving birth? Many women choose to have a water birth, whether that’s in a hospital, birth centre, or in the comfort of their own home. There are …
During these changing and challenging times I have spent the last few months sharing information about the use of water for labour and birth.
On 29th April, Oxford Brookes University in the UK published a piece titled “Coronavirus COVID-19: Supporting healthy pregnant women to safely give birth” that addresses the questions of birth setting and risks for water immersion in labor.