Birth Pool Hire



188 Pleasance, EDINBURGH, EH8 9RT
0131 229 3667
North East, North West, South East, South West


Who is the service for?
Adults, Parents, Women, Ante-Natal
What age range is it suitable for?
17 - 25, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54


188 Pleasance, EDINBURGH, EH8 9RT
0131 667 3043




Why hire a pool from us?

Our main aim is to provide affordable pools to enable local parents-to-be to have the choice of birth they want. All donations raised from the hire of our pools goes directly to supporting the work of the PPC to maintain the pools for future hires. Though our pool hires carry a suggested donation sum (what it costs us to maintain and hire out the pools) we also have concession arrangements for anyone who feels they are unaffordable as we never turn anyone away due to financial restraints. Please contact our office and let us know if this would be useful.

What you can expect

When you hire a pool from us, you can expect a safe, clean pool with everything in working order. Along with the pool, we include all the equipment that you will need to have a water birth at home. We also include a journal of birth stories from the pool’s history which you are welcome to add to and a Birth and Beyond magazine which also includes birth stories.

We currently only provide inflatable pools for hire. Each hire includes:

- Pool
- Sealed, disposable liner
- Hose pipe
- Pool emptying pump and circuit breaker plug
- Floor pads and heat retention cover
- Tap adaptors, washers, thermometer, mirror and nylon net
- Disinfectant for cleaning the pool
- A contribution towards the upkeep and eventual replacement cost of the pool via the suggestion donation.

We ask for a £30 deposit to reserve your pool and that the full suggested donation is made in advance of the hire date. On return of the pool, we will check it over and ensure there is no damage – if damage is found, we will first utilise your deposit to make good the damage and thereafter ask you to arrange to cover the additional expenses. It is for this reason that we remind you that whilst the pool is in your possession it is your insurance that covers the pool and accessories.

Our pools are hired out for approximately four weeks, usually two weeks either side of the time you expect your baby to be born.

What next?

If you are interested in hiring a pool from us, please email us on to find out if we have a pool available for rent, confirming your estimated due date. We will thereafter confirm if a pool is available for your hire dates and ask you to complete a booking form and arrange your deposit of £30 via cheque is possible. Closer to the time of the hire, we will contact you to discuss pick up of the pool and the outstanding suggested donation of £120, which is due a fortnight before your hire dates commence.

Other Services Run By

Pregnancy and Parents Centre

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