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.

Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy & Childbirth - Genevieve Howland
The Natural Pregnancy Book - Aviva Jill Romm
Sacred Pregnancy - Anni Daulter
The Healthy Pregnancy Book - William Sears, M.D. 
Like A Mother : A Feminist Journey Through The Science and Culture of Pregnancy - Angela Garbes

Childbirth Education and Techniques
The Simple Guide to Having a Baby - Whalley, Simkin, Keppler
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth - Ina May Gaskin
Natural Hospital Birth - Cynthia Gabriel
The Doula’s Guide to Empowering Your Birth - Lindsey Bliss 
Mindful Birthing - Nancy Bardacke
Natural Childbirth The Bradley Way - Susan McCutcheon
Birthing From Within - Pam England and Rob Horowitz 
Birthing Normally After a Cesarean or Two - Hélène Vadeboncoeur
Home Birth On Your Own TermsA How To Guide for Birthing Unassisted - Heather Baker, Traditional Midwife
Birth Without Fear: The Judgement-Free Guide To Taking Charge of Your Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum - January Harshe
Mothering the Mother - Marshall H. Klaus, M.D.; John H. Kennell, M.D.; and Phyllis H. Klaus, M.Ed., C.S.W.

Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding - Ina May Gaskin 
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
- Le Leche League
The Nursing Mother’s Companion - 20th Anniversary Edition - Kathleen Huggins, R.N., M.S. 
Suckle, Sleep, Thrive - Herron & Rizzo

Nutrition and Wellness
Beyond Morning Sickness: Battling Hyperemesis Gravidarum - Ashli Foshee McCall
The First Forty Days - Greeven, Ou, and Belger
Real Food For Pregnancy - Lily Nichols RDN, CDE
Postpartum Depression & Anxiety A Self-Help Guide for Mothers - Pacific Post Partum Support Society

Midwifery and Birth Studies
Birth Work as Care Work - Stories From Avtivist Birth Communities - Alana Apfel
Birth Matters: A Midwife's Manifesta - Ina May Gaskin
Birth Without Violence - Frèdèrick Leboyer, M.D.
Listen to Me Good: The Story of an Alabama Midwife - Linda Janet Holmes and Margaret Charles Smith
Spiritual Midwifery - Fourth Edition - Ina May Gaskin
Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care - Jennifer Block 

Partners, Doulas and Labor Support
The Doula Book - Klaus, Kennell, and Klaus
The Birth Partner - 4th Edition - Penny Simkin

Postpartum Depression & Anxiety: A Self-Help Guide for Mothers - Pacific Post Partum Support Society
And Baby Makes Three - Gottman and Gottman
You'll Laugh About This Someday: Devotions for Frazzled Moms - Melissa Howell
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

Affirmation and Other Decks
The Prenatal Yoga Deck - Olivia H. Miller
Mama Natural Pregnancy Affirmation Cards - Genevieve Howland
Enlightened Birth Affirmation Deck - Cam Light of Wyld Magick
Because of What Happened: Affirmations for Survivors of Miscarriage, Loss, and Infertility

Sibling Books
Waiting for Baby - A Board Book For Siblings

Baby Dust - Deanna Roy