HELLO, I'M KATE
Hello and welcome to Aquabub!
Aquabub is New Zealand's original birth pool specialist, established in 2007.
I am Kate, owner of Aquabub, mother of 3, and qualified Birth Educator with over 13 years experience.
I am passionate about supporting women to choose birth options that facilitate normal healthy labour, and that make them feel comfortable and supported wherever they choose to give birth.
It was the water birth of my first baby in 2007 that sparked my passion for birth and inspired me to study towards a Diploma of Birth Education. Since graduating I have worked with hundreds of expectant parents, and a very common theme has always been apparent - women prefer to avoid medical pain relief where possible.
Labouring in water is one way of reducing the need for medical pain relief.
Immersion in water during labour is well known for reducing pain, increasing relaxation and a sense of privacy, and assisting in more comfortable position changes for the labouring woman; all of which help to facilitate physiological labour and birth.
It gives me great pleasure to be able to offer premium quality birth pools to women in all parts of New Zealand so they can enjoy the many benefits of labouring and birthing in water in the privacy and comfort of their own home.
TENS is another popular option for women who are aiming to avoid medical pain relief during labour. TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) is a safe, drug-free method of pain relief which has been used effectively by labouring women for the last several decades and can be used during your home, hospital, or birth centre birth.
Aquabub's shop also stocks a range of top quality pregnancy, labour, and waterbirth essentials.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
I look forward to hearing from you.