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HELP ! Birth Pool in a box setup What is the white mesh sheet in the kit?

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ajm200 Thu 16-Oct-08 20:02:59

Hi all, we are having to setup the birth pool quickly and have come across a bit that we don't know what to do with. It is a white rubber mesh sheet in the kit that comes with it.

What is it for?

Thanks

TheHerdNerd Thu 16-Oct-08 20:06:51

Huh - ours didn't have one of them! Ours had the pool, sterile liner, strainer, non-slip waterproof tarp for the floor... that's it, I think.

And the hose kit and pumps, obviously.

ajm200 Thu 16-Oct-08 20:19:40

OK thanks.. we have the standard kit so maybe it's something new that they've added

waitingtobloom Thu 16-Oct-08 20:26:51

We presumed it was a mat for the floor of the pool so you didnt slip on that. We put it there anyway but its tiny so I didnt actually sit on it or anything!

Its nothing vital anyway...

Good luck - pool was fab - til they made me get out as I was nearly going to sleep in the pushing stage as it made me a little too relaxed lol. Apparently I was floating on my back saying "just a few more minutes" - its soo lovely in there.

I attribute only getting a tiny tear to the water too. Had an episiotomy with DS and even though DD was 8lb 12 (1.5 lb bigger than DS) and brow presentation I only had a tiny first degree tear!

xxx

SueW Thu 16-Oct-08 20:27:10

Ring them 0800 035 0514 from their website.

waitingtobloom Thu 16-Oct-08 20:27:25

And does quickly mean baby is on its way? Good luck!

ajm200 Thu 16-Oct-08 20:40:56

Contractions suddenly kicked in at 8 mins apart for the past hour. DH is not a man to prepare in advance despite my best nagging.

Been trying to do a trial run for the past week but had to clear heavy furniture first so not something I could do on my own.

waitingtobloom Thu 16-Oct-08 20:42:46

Set up is pretty quick - get him to it whilst you breathe!

Sending you lovely labour vibes - keep us updated!

nappyzonehasastroppytoddler Thu 16-Oct-08 20:43:32

oooooooo exciting grin

ajm200 Thu 16-Oct-08 21:21:53

He's flapping like crazy but we are getting there.. MW in attendance DS shipped off..

Thanks everyone.. I'll update when she arrives.

ajm200 Fri 17-Oct-08 11:29:29

Just a quick note to let you know that Amelia Caitlyn was born at home at 8.15 this morning after 2 days of latent and 12 hours of stop/start active labour. She weighs 7lb 2oz

nappyzonehasastroppytoddler Fri 17-Oct-08 13:23:31

yey - congratulations smile

waitingtobloom Fri 17-Oct-08 16:51:20

Congratulations! Glad you got your home birth - and lovely name xx

liahgen Fri 17-Oct-08 18:42:48

hey well done you and congratulations.

Lovely name. x grin

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