Water Birth Accessories
Birth mats & Kneelers – Large soft floor mats for the birthing mother to move and birth on. Wipe clean. 2m x 1m x 5cm. £150 each if bought singly or £120 each for an order of 10 or more. Kneelers to save the midwives knees! 30cm x 40xm x 5cm £69 each for minimum orders of 5. All are medical grade products that are fully encapsulated, heat-sealed and waterproof.
Poles – Stainless steel floor-to-ceiling poles to help with entering the bath. These are supplied at 4m lengths and can be cut to size on site, supplied with mounting sockets.
Taps - We are experts in birth baths and specialist fibreglass pools. We are told by plumbing brassware suppliers and manufacturers that they find it increasingly difficult to keep up with changes and supply NHS-compliant brassware, so there is not a wide range of choice.
The following are companies whom we know have been used by other hospitals.
Armitage Shanks website, looking for the Markwik range. Armitage Shanks allows you to download the relevent brochure once you have filled in a short web form – untick the box at the bottom if you don’t want to be contacted.
Twyfords website is under Twyfords bathrooms but we have removed the link as it keeps changing and is increasingly difficult to search for healthcare.
Some guidance we can give is to recommend that you use a 22mm supply rather than a 15mm so that the bath can be filled quickly. This would mean that the tap and TMV need to be 3/4″ / 22mm too. If the taps on offer only have a 15mm inbuilt TMV, then consider getting a 3/4″ / 22mm tap without a TMV and install a 3/4″ / 22mm TMV behind the IPS earlier in the plumbing run.
Any fitting should be done by a qualified plumber and not a general fitter.
Our plumbers can fit taps as well so long as the type, make and model are specified by the hospital / main contractor 4 weeks prior to any fitting date.