Water Birth & Labor Pool

“The comfort and relief a woman expresses upon entering the pool is truly remarkable. ...one of the best methods of pain management I’ve used.”

Gayle Reidmann, CNM
Oak Park, IL

La Bassine


A La Bassine Labor Pool is available for clients of Birth Matters! Midwifery free of charge. We provide detailed instructions and safeguards for the care and maintenance of the pool while it is in your home. 

To learn more about water birth, visit some of the Water Birth links on our Website Links page, or read the story of the birth of Dotti’s granddaughter.

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