Aqua Doula Details & Fee For Rental

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 than maintains heat of the water. It coils up for easy transport in any standard sized car.
Fee for Aqua Doula rental: $225 plus $21.38 tax.

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

Here’s what is included in the Aqua Doula Rental:

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

La Bassine/Oasis Details & Fee for Rental

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.

The La Bassine is 65″ x 53″ x 25″

The Oasis is 66″ x 54″ x 28″

The fee for a blow up pool is a 5 week rental: $125 plus $11.88 tax.

If you are planning a homebirth with Awakenings Birth Services, we ask for a donation of $125.

Here’s what is 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
  • Previously used lead-free, white hose to fill tub
  • Previously used dark hose to empty tub
  • 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.

    • One-Way Delivery or Pick-up: This is no longer available except under select circumstances including the cleaning service. The pick up fee is $25-50 depending on your location. Otherwise you are required to obtain and return the tub from the Awakenings 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.
    • Noodle: padding for the edge of the AquaDoula tub: $5.25 plus tax
    • Tarp (painters tarp): $5 plus tax
    • Booster Seat Rental: $10 plus tax
    • Particle Filter (filters 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!
  • Rental Terms for Tubs

    Birth of Maxson 1

    Up to a five week rental.

    Generally one acquires the tub in the 37th week 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 a few days 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.

    If you are unable to schedule a time for exchange of 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 is retained to protect against damages or improper cleaning of the tub. When the tub is returned in the condition it was acquired and properly cleaned, the deposit will be returned. Any costs associated with the repair of damages exceeding the deposit are the responsibility of the renter.

    This deposit is due IN ADDITION to the tub rental fees and will not secure a rental reservation alone.

  • Late Fees for Tubs

    You are welcome to, and encouraged to, return the tub anytime after the birth, prior to the end of the agreed upon weeks of the rental. If you retain the tub beyond two weeks after the EDD an additional $75 will be due, unless prior arrangements have been made. For each additional week, a fee of $75 will be charged. 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 with the tub rental – please follow closely)

    Return tub late fee: $75

    Damages fee: Depends on cost associated with repair.