The Active Birth Centre offers advice, antenatal classes and hires out pools:
Having trouble organising a waterbirth in hospital?
You might consider hiring the services of an independent midwife who will be able to liaise with all the relevant healthcare practitioners achieving your aims as smoothly and gently as possible! See www.independentmidwives.org.uk
Find out if your local hospital has a birthing pool
Dr Foster has a register of all maternity and midwife-led units with details of whether they have a birthing pool www.drfoster.co.uk
Buy a birth pool
Birth Pool in a Box comes in two sizes and is easy to use and quick to inflate.
Pool hire companies:
Preparing for a home birth
This Homebirth Preparation CD teaches you deep relaxation and breathing exercises as well as powerful pain management strategies which enable you to be calm, in control and to manage your pain levels during the home birth of your baby.