Hello and welcome to Aquabub, New Zealand's birth pool specialist.
I am Kate, owner of Aquabub, qualified Birth Educator, and mother of 3.
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 taught hundreds of expectant parents in my practice, 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.
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.
Browse Aquabub's selection of birth pools here
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.
Browse Aquabub's TENS machines here
Please check out Aquabub's shop for a range of pregnancy, labour, and breastfeeding essentials.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.