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Rentals & Lending Library

It is important to provide tools beyond our hands, hearts and bag. Here is a list of some additional tools available for rent or loan.

Birth Pool Rental

If you are planning a home birth and would like to include water in your labor and birth, a birth pool is available for rent. Laboring in the water can give comfort and relief and is a great way to manage pain. 

This birth pool kit includes:
-La Bassine Maxi birth pool
-air pump
-sump pump
-tap connector
-repair kit

The birth pool is subject to availability. You will be able to pick up your birth pool rental from 38 weeks and keep until after birth, in which you will arrange for me to pick up. In order to rent a birth pool from Birth Within Doula, you will need to read and sign the rental agreement and return it promptly in order to reserve your birth month. Please visit La Bassine's website for information on the birthing pool. 


Birth Pool Rental Agreement


A TENS unit releases low frequency electrical currents to to help block out pain during labor based on the Gate Theory. When used at the right time, it can help ease your contractions through the duration of labor. 

Rental includes:
-Obi or Elle TENS unit
-neck lanyard
-one set of leads
-set of four electrodes 
-carrying case
-instruction manual

The TENS unit is subject to availability. You will arrange pickup of the unit after signing the rental agreement and paying the fee.


Rental Agreement

Lending Library

While in my care, you may borrow any of these books (limit 2 at a time) that I personally own to help you on your journey through pregnancy, labor & birth and parenthood. If there is a book you are interested in reading but don't see it here, let me know and I will try to make it available to you.

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding - Le Leche League
The Nursing Mother’s Companion - 20th Anniversary Edition - Kathleen Huggins, R.N., M.S.
The Doula Book - Klaus, Kennell, and Klaus
The Simple Guide to Having a Baby - Whalley, Simkin, Keppler
The Birth Partner - 4th Edition - Penny Simkin
Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding - Ina May Gaskin
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth - Ina May Gaskin
Natural Hospital Birth - Cynthia Gabriel
The Doula’s Guide to Empowering Your Birth - Lindsey Bliss
Birth Matters - Ina May Gaskin
Postpartum Depression & Anxiety A Self-Help Guide for Mothers - Pacific Post Partum Support Society
Birth Without Violence - Frèdèrick Leboyer, M.D.
Baby Dust - Deanna Roy
Listen to Me Good - The Story of an Alabama Midwife - Linda Janet Holmes and Margaret Charles Smith
Mindful Birthing - Nancy Bardacke
Spiritual Midwifery - Fourth Edition - Ina May Gaskin
Pushed - The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care - Jennifer Block
Birthing From Within - Pam England and Rob Horowitz 
Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy & Childbirth - Genevieve Howland
The First Forty Days - Greeven, Ou, and Belger
Real Food For Pregnancy - Lily Nichols RDN, CDE
Natural Childbirth The Bradley Way - Susan McCutcheon
The Natural Pregnancy Book - Aviva Jill Romm
And Baby Makes Three - Gottman and Gottman
Suckle, Sleep, Thrive - Herron & Rizzo
Sacred Pregnancy - Anni Daulter
Birthing Normally After a Cesarean or Two - Hélène Vadeboncoeur
The Fourth Trimester - A Postpartum Guide - Kimberly Ann Johnson
The Postnatal Depletion Cure - Dr. Oscar Serrallach
Why Did No One Tell Me This? - Natalia Hailes and Ash Spivak
Mothering the Mother - Marshall H. Klaus, M.D.; John H. Kennell, M.D.; and Phyllis H. Klaus, M.Ed., C.S.W.
The Prenatal Yoga Deck - Olivia H. Miller
Mama Natural Pregnancy Affirmation Cards - Genevieve Howland