Aqua Doula Rental Details

Aqua Doula Tub

The Aqua Doula is a pool with firm, thin walls. It is 4’6″ diameter x 2′ tall. The interior portion of the tub is firm foam. There is a heating element built into the wall of the tub that maintains heat of the water. It coils up for easy transport and fits in any standard sized car.

Aqua Doula rental: $225 plus $21.38 tax.

If you are planning a homebirth with Awakenings, we ask for a donation of $225.

Included in the Aqua Doula Rental:

  • AquaDoula tub with heating element
  • Thermal-Cover to place on top of the water
  • One single-use disposable LINER
  • Floating thermometer
  • One standard faucet adapter
  • White, lead-free hose to fill tub (repeatedly used)
  • Dark hose to empty tub (repeatedly used)
  • Submersible water pump (sump pump) to remove the used water

La Bassine/Oasis Rental Details

La Bassine Tub

The La Bassine/Oasis tubs are adult-size blow up pools without a heating element. Its walls and floor are soft and cushy. It deflates for easy transport and fits in any standard sized car.

You will receive either a La Bassine (65″ x 53″ x 25″) or an Oasis (66″ x 54″ x 28″) pool with the rental.

La Bassine/Oasis Pool rental: $90 plus $8.55 tax.

If you are planning a homebirth with Awakenings, we ask for a donation of $90.

Included in the La Bassine/Oasis Tub Rental:

  • La Bassine/Oasis tub
  • No heating element for this adult-sized inflatable tub
  • Air pump to inflate the tub
  • One single-use disposable LINER
  • Floating thermometer
  • One standard faucet adapter
  • Lead-free, white hose to fill tub (previously used)
  • Dark hose to empty tub (previously used)
  • Submersible water pump (sump pump) to remove the used water
  • Additional Options and Accessories for Tub Rentals

    Additional Options and Accessories for Tub Rental

    Fees subject to change.

    • Noodle (padding for the edge of AquaDoula): $5.25 plus tax
    • Booster Seat Rental: $10 plus tax
    • Particle Filter (filter sediment): $2 plus tax
    • Extra Aqua Doula Tub liner: $24 plus tax
    • Extra La Bassine/Oasis Tub liner: $30 plus tax
    • Bath mats or towels to surround the tub: Unavailable, but a good idea!
    • Tarp: Unavailable, but a tarp is required underneath the tub
    • One-Way Delivery or Pick-up: This is no longer available except under select circumstances. If an exception is made, the pick up fee is $50. Otherwise you are required to obtain and return the tub from the Awakenings (home) office.
    • Cleaning: $50. You are required to clean the tub unless you purchase this cleaning option. Improperly cleaned tubs will incur a $75 fee.
    • Additional Weeks: $50/week, if requested in advance. $75/week for late returns.
  • Rental Terms for Tubs

    Birth of Maxson 1

    Five week rental (maximum).

    The tub becomes available at 37 weeks of pregnancy and it needs to be returned after the birth no later than 2 weeks after the EDD.

    It is requested that the renter return the tub shortly after the birth even if it is before the end of the rental period.

  • Scheduling: Acquiring and Returning Tubs

    Please contact us by email to schedule a time to exchange the tub. Tub exchanges are made during normal business hours at our (home) office.

    If you are unable to pick up the tub during open time slots within normal business hours, you may not obtain the tub at the beginning of the rental agreement. The date of acquisition does not extend the rental agreement.

  • Refundable Deposit for Tubs

    A refundable deposit of $75 is required. This deposit is due IN ADDITION to the tub rental fee and will not secure a rental reservation. It is retained to protect against damages or improper cleaning.

    When the tub is returned in proper condition, the deposit will be sent to the pregnant person’s address on file unless explicit instructions otherwise have been made. Expect a check roughly 1-3 weeks after the tub’s return.

    Any costs associated with the repair of damages are the responsibility of the renter. Any repair costs exceeding the deposit are the responsibility of the renter.

  • Late Fees for Tubs

    You are welcome to and encouraged to return the tub anytime after the birth prior to the end of the rental. Late tubs, unless other arrangements have been made, are an additional $75/week. Please return the tub on-time, as another family is waiting for its turn!

  • After the Tub is Returned

    After the tub is returned, it will be inspected for damages and proper cleaning. If it passes inspection, the refundable deposit will be returned. If not, funds will be retained in the amount associated with what is indicated. If the amount indicated exceeded the deposit, you will be billed accordingly.

    • Improper cleaning fee: $75 (cleaning instructions are provided – please follow closely)
    • Late fee: $75/week
    • Damages/Missing Items fee:
      • Repair heating element approximately $200
      • Replace sump-pump approximately $60
      • Replace thermometer approximately $10
      • Replace adapter approximately $7
      • Replace Thermal-Cover approximately $70