Water Birth/Labor in Water Resources in the DC area
Most facilities and providers have guidelines about who can use tubs during labor and under what circumstances the tubs can be used, so it's important to talk with any provider about what their protocols are for use of a tub during labor.
Some facilities provide tubs for comfort during labor, but the birth itself must take place out of the water. This list is a starting point only; please discuss with your provider their specific policies on the usage of tubs during labor and delivery.
More information about waterbirth, and laboring in water available here:
Evidence Based Birth
Articles, birth stories and videos, research, and more on midwife Ronnie Falcao’s website
Area Hospitals Offering Water for Labor or Birth:
George Washington University Hospital
George Washington University Midwifery
George Washington University OBs
Shady Grove Hospital
Midwifery Care Associates
Area Birth Centers Offering Water for Labor or Birth:
DC Family Health and Birth Center
NOVA Natural Birth Center
Home Birth - Tub Rentals and Sales For Use At Home
NOVA Birth Services
LaBassine Birth Tubs and accessories. We have 3 tubs and will be upgrading to anther USA Brand this year.
$250 (extra fee for delivery and pick up). To learn more about Aquadoulas, please visit www.aquadoula.com or give me a call. Aquadoulas are wonderful birth tubs because they are sturdy, deep enough to completely submerge in, large enough for mama and partner, and have built-in heaters to maintain a perfect water temperature throughout the entire labor. The rental comes with everything that you need including a personal, disposable liner, a electric pump for emptying the tub, a hot water hose, faucet adapter, instructions and more. I review the parts and the easy setup with you when you get the pool. For more information and to reserve your tub, please call or text me at 202-446-4400 or email me at email@example.com. Generally, I drop off the tub around 36-37 weeks and pick it up within about a week after your birth. There is no extra charge for going past your due date. I live in Myersville, MD, outside of Frederick and I'm in the DC and Baltimore areas regularly.
Womanly Wisdom Childbirth Services
$225 rental fee for a 4 week rental period. We rent Aqua Doula brand labor tubs. Pictures and information can be found at www.aquadoula.com. Our rental includes the aqua doula shell, vinyl liner, personal disposable liner, universal faucet adapters, submersible pump, and written instructions. Other items listed on aquadoula.com are one time use items that can NOT be adequately sterilized, therefore, we do not supply them. (I.e.Hoses, thermometers, submersible pillows, etc) Our tubs are wiped down with cavicide between users. For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text 703 861 1917.
Home birth midwives in the DC area: http://www.birthoptionsalliance.org/midwives.html