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Judith Halek, 26 years Waterbirth Expert, assisted the FIRST underwater birth at home with a midwife present in NYC in1987. Sit with Judith for an hour or so as she goes through the rental packet in a personal tutorial giving expert advice and helpful tips on how to set up the tub for a 'dry run', the 'actual labor and birth' and the 'clean up.' She will also give you handouts, articles and go through each piece in the tub rental package with precision answering any questions you might have.

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Rental Tub #2



La Bassine Inflatable Tub - (liner/hose included)

A truly new concept in birthing pool, La Bassine™ was designed by a mum to create an intimate and soothing birth environment like no others.

Combining style, comfort and privacy with optimum practibility it has become the most popular birthing pool worldwide.
La Bassine is recommended all over the world by midwives for its practical features, phthalates free material, and above all its unique cocoon like design.

Cocoon-like shape

To provide an intimate space yet with plenty of room to move, without over taxing your hot water system. Holds around 450 litres at 80% full. (Reg. Design)

Deep Blue Color

To enhance the sense of privacy and induce deep relaxation.

3” inflated floor

To give the extra comfort needed during active birth positions such as kneeling and squatting.

Spacious Inner Space

Internal Dimension: 125 cm x 95 cm (50" x 38")

65 cm depth (26”)

To give a perfect water depth that fully covers your belly without being too deep that you feel insecure.

Internal handles

Not 6, 4 or 3, but 2 solid 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 women and midwives. (Reg. Design)

Compact & Slimline

External Dimension : 150 cm x 135 cm (65" x 53")

Anti-flooding mechanism

The built in vertical I-beams gives an incomparable firmness to the wall, while also acting as a fail safe mechanism in the event of an accidental puncture.

Eco-Friendly Vinyl

Highly durable vinyl (0.42mm thick) that does not contain, any phthalates, lead or cadmium so often used in plastic production.

Carbon Neutral

Made in Water Ltd has made a donation to the World Land Trust Carbon Balanced Fund to offset the emission of carbon dioxide from the production and shipping of La Bassine.

Ethically manufactured

All our manufacturers are independently audited to ensure safe and fair employment practice.

Quality and Durability

Made with Super-Strong Vinyl, each pool is factory tested to ensure that it has no defects.

Proven in the field

With now over 4,000 units sold worldwide in Europe, US, Australia and more – By far the best selling and most popular birthing pool.


  • Before you pick up the rented tub it is necessary that you print out and sign the Rental Agreement. To insure the rental of the tub, you must pay a $175 non-refundable deposit.

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