Labor Tubs Northwest
Many women find that warm water immersion during labor enhances relaxation and improves the birthing experience. Whether a mama is interested in using water for support during labor, or in an actual water birth, Labor Tubs Northwest has 17 years of experience helping woman find the right tub options for their individual birth experience.
Labor Tubs Northwest delivers beautiful and sturdy AquaDoula birthing tubs to homes, hospitals, and birthing centers throughout the Greater Seattle area. Specially designed for labor with the help of midwives and doulas from Seattle’s birth community, AquaDoula tubs are unique in their ability to comfortably accommodate 2 people and a variety of labor positions, while maintaining the water temperature in the tub.
Beyond our normal delivery service, we also offer a variety of rental options for women who expect a fast birth, have limited space, or live in outlying communities.
Full Service Rentals: standard delivery
Our comprehensive service includes on-call 24-hour delivery, set-up and phone support, as well as complete cleaning, disinfection, and removal of the tub following birth. Our cleaning protocol has been approved by several hospitals, for the safety of mamas and babies.
Full Service Rentals: extended delivery
Extended rentals are delivered by appointment up to 3 weeks before your due date. We will set the tub up, make sure the hose and attachments fit, and leave you with instructions for filling the tub when labor starts. After you give birth, you page us to have the same great clean up and removal service that we provide with regular deliveries.
Self Service Rentals
Sometimes our full-service rentals just aren’t the right answer for a family, so we offer a do-it-yourself option. Our 30-day DIY rental kits offer you the peace of mind that comes from knowing your tub has been disinfected following the same great hospital-approved protocol our full-service rentals offer, along with modest savings from doing the work yourself.
“Before labor, I was not convinced I wanted to use a labor tub. However, once the contractions started coming quickly, I couldn’t wait to get in it. It was much more comfortable and spacious than the tubs the hospital had available… Now that I’ve used a labor tub, I can’t imagine not having one available. I recommend them to all my friends!” ~S.A.
“The warmth helped my muscles relax, the movement of the water helped distract me from the pressure and the overall environment kept me calm and focused.” ~J.V.