Your Water Birth

For all you birthing needs

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Selecting the right Shipping Option

Your Water Birth is proud to announce that nearly 90% of all our orders receive upgraded shipping at no additional cost if you select USPS Standard Shipping – the cheapest listed shipping options at checkout.

If you order a pool liner and select the cheapest option for shipping – USPS Standard Parcel Shipping – your package will automatically be upgraded to USPS Priority Mail at no additional cost. Your package will arrive days sooner and you will save money! Two things that matter a lot.

If you are ordering larger items like a birthing supplies or a kit or a waterbirth pool selecting USPS Standard Parcel Shipping, again, the cheapest shipping option listed in our checkout process, it will likely be upgraded to UPS Ground at no additional cost to you and arrive sooner.

There are some exceptions. Our customers who have orders shipping to Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico and other US Common Wealth locations will still receive upgrades for single pool liners orders from USPS Standard Parcel Shipping to USPS Priority Mail but larger orders will not be changed and shipping times will be long.

For US customers living in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and other US Common Wealth locations should always select USPS Priority Mail shipping to receive orders in a timely manner.

Your Water Birth also takes tremendous pride in the fact that 90% of our shipping boxes and packing material is recycled directly from our own warehouse. We do all we can to minimize our environmental footprint. We feel it is ethically irresponsible to purchase new shipping boxes to simply provide a “prettier” package to our customers. Plus, we believe that the majority of our customers are of the recycle mindset and would greatly appreciate our policy of reuse and recycle.

Blessings in birth,

Debra

www.YourWaterBirth.com

Cold Weather and Your Birth Pool

Hello BLOG followers. I apologize for not regularly posting to this blog and promise to do so this year.

Well, cold weather is still upon us and it is critical to protect your inflatable water labor and birth pool from cold temperatures. Do everything you can to keep your pool, even it its shipping box, at 50 degrees or higher. Colder temperatures will make your pool material stiff and possibly brittle which can lead to cracks and holes. This, of course, means you will not have a working pool.

 

Pay close attention to your shipping notice to know when your pool will be arriving and bring it indoors immediately to prevent it from sitting in the cold outdoor temperatures any longer than necessary.

 

Be sure to leave your pool IN THE SHIPPING box for at least two days before removing it. It is a good idea to give it one to two days more still folded to warm even further. DO NOT UNFOLD YOUR POOL IF IT FEELS COLD AND STIFF! This unfolding can cause cracks in stiff, cold pool material.

 

Stay warm and lets all think spring!

Happy birthing,

Debra

www.YourWaterBirth.com

SUPER DEALS – SAVE $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

 

The latest addition to Your Water Birth.com is the arrival of SUPER DEALS and a monthly special!

SUPER DEALS combine our popular Oasis pools with water systems and birth kits.

We also feature a Midwife Pro kit and our La Bassine Pro pool with 10 liners.

The Monthly Special features our La Bassine pool & liner and a mixed selection of items from our store.

These SUPER DEALS save you 10% and when you use your Midwife’s Discount Coupon you can save an additional 10%!

Look for your midwife under Shop By Midwife. If you don’t see her there, send her this link and have her register to receive her 10% Coupon to share with you.

Happy Spring!

Choosing a pool.

I get phone calls everyday with women wanting to know which pool to select from.

I realize that they look different but in reality, all Oasis, La Bassine, Birth Pool in a Box and Aquaborn all have great quality material and craftsmanship with Oasis being the strongest.

What is different is the color and the design. The large the pool and the more complicated the design, the more expensive.

So – let your budget start your decision process then select the pool that appeals to you the most.

Happy birth and babies!

Debra

Inflating with an air compressor

For all you women who have a husband with an air compressor and he is doing his best to convince you that this is the PERFECT way to inflate your water birth pool — BEWARE!

The use of an air compressor to inflate your water birth pool may cause damage to your pool. Damage that will not be under any warranty.

Over the nine years that we have sold inflatable water birth pools, we have had at least four pools suffer damage from air compressors. They simply force too much air into the pool. Especially the floors.

We recommend that you use either a hand air pump or an electric air pump to inflate your pool. Note: battery air pumps seem to not have enough power to properly inflate water birth pools.