Weʼre raising £800 to buy new birth pools and pumps for free community use
- Hackney, London, UK
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We loan out birth pools for free to those in Hackney and the surrounding boroughs. Over the years we've helped hundreds of people have the home birth they dream of.
"It was fantastic being able to birth at home and in the water!"
We're continuing to fundraise for new pools as we regularly need to replace them. We appreciate any donation you can give. To buy one mini pool pool (+ one pump to inflate and one pump to remove the water) costs £175 + processing fees + delivery.
"We had our baby girl in the early hours of yesterday, at home in the pool. It was an amazing birth, really brilliant and I absolutely loved using the pool. So comfy...! Thank you both so much."
We have 14 pools in circulation and sometimes they spring a leak and need to be retired. Currently we have more requests for pools than we can accommodate.
We really appreciate your donation to help keep the free pool service running.
"Thank you so much for the loan of the pool - it completely worked it's magic and made all the difference!"
We will buy the new pools and pumps direct from Birth Pool in a Box who have given us a discounted rate. https://www.birthpoolinabox.co.uk/
Some of our home birthed babies:
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Aug 16, 2019
Thank you for starting this initiative!
Aug 16, 2019
Amazing service, thanks so much for all your hard work.
Jul 9, 2019
Keep up the good work. A fantastic group of people.
Jun 10, 2019
Haven't used our pool yet but very grateful for the loan of it and for all the great work you guys do!
Gemma & Jeremy
May 2, 2019
Thanks so much for providing this wonderful service. We are very grateful.
Apr 11, 2019
Mar 8, 2019
Thanks so much for the loan of the pool. A great service. Although we had a home birth, we didn't actually end up using the pool but it gave me peace of mind knowing it was there, just in case.
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Hackney, London, UK
The Hackney Home Birth Support Group, run by Hilary and Katy, is a friendly support group for parents-to-be, new parents, midwives and doulas to meet, share information, tips and stories. It's free to attend the meet up and to borrow a pool. http://hackneyhomebirth.tumblr.com/