I can’t recommend you guys enough. Thank you, from ordering to the collection it was perfect. I emailed with Ceri and Amy who answered all my questions . It was fast delivery and pick up. Plus they were lovely through out.
I had the perfect home water birth , thank you.
Gentlebirths was recommended by a friend and I'm so pleased it was, amazing service from the start. I decided late to book a pool and found none available but a last minute cancellation meant Ceri was able to get one out to be straight away in the end. Laboured and gave birth in pool at home, wouldn't have wanted it any other way. Would 100% recommend the company, everything has been so easy, thank you Ceri and Amy you do a fantastic job!
Leah Brandon Newman
We booked with Gentle Births as soon as we planned our home birth at 8 weeks pregnant, the process of reserving our pool was easy and straightforward - we were given a date when we would be contacted for drivers which we were and the pool arrived 3 days later.
We ordered the mini birth pool in a box and this was more than big enough, the whole birth experience was absolutely amazing and I would recommend Gentle Births to anyone considering a home water birth.
Thank you Ceri and Amy, it’s been lovely x
We recently had a home pool birth to welcome our daughter into the world, with the use of. large pool from Gentle Births Birthing Pool Hire..
With it being my first baby and first attempt at birthing at home I needed all the help I could get. Ceri was amazing and offered me kind words and support throughout the pool hire process. Responding quickly to emails, with detailed explanation, which was really appreciated. Making the process easy and simple.
We would definitely recommend Gentle Births Birthing Pool Hire and would not hesitate to use them again should we need to.
Thanks again Ceri and team
Lisa, James & Bea xxx
Im only able to comment on the service received as we didn't get to use the pool (baby arrived 10 minutes before courier delivered the pool) but this company were great from the reservation and service, talking through our needs and plan, talking my husband through set up and top tips and tricks, making sure we had the right connector for our taps and lending a mirror as required. If we have another, would definitely use again. Thanks so much.
Had the best experience renting a tens machine. They were so accommodating and quickly supported when Royal Mail lost my initial shipment. The pricing is great but the service is impeccable. The tens unit was so helpful during labour and everything was packaged so perfectly. Would recommend this company to everyone!!
I would like to leave a message to thank gentle births birthing pool hire! From the moment i reserved my pool to returning the pool the process was seamless. This company offers everything you in need one box! As my due date came closer I was contacted to confirm I still wanted the pool and Ceri supported with me with ensuring the correct tap connector was sent and talked me through the options. The pool arrived the next day. My husband inflated and filled pool while I was in labour and said the instruction booklet with very easy to follow. After baby was born in the pool the emptying process was also easy to follow. I contacted Ceri to advise baby had arrived and collection was arranged for the next day. Ceri made the process so easy and her personal customer service approach is so lovely! I would highly recommend!
I just wanted to leave a little message to say what absolutely brilliant service we received from Ceri, even down to the lovely well wishes and words of wisdom! Though we unfortunately didn’t get the home water birth as planned so didn’t get to use the pool. I can happily say we would use Gentle Births again for any future births. Delivery and pick up were easy and the understanding when things didn’t go to plan was invaluable. Thank you again!
I wanted to say what a lovely lady Ceri is... I purchased a pool from her that unfortunately I’ve been unable to use due to home births in my area being suspended. She gave a full refund and was very understanding. I would fully recommend her business just from her communication and kindness towards me.
I had always wanted a water and a homebirth with my first I didnt get either, this time being pregnant during a global pandemic made even being pregnant scary but also pushed me to want a water homebirth even more. From start to finish Ceri was amazing and had answers to any questions I had, my pool was delivered I plenty of time in a perfect little box, was easy to set up and fill (my poor hubby sorted that) and as soon as it was ready in I got and 2 hours later my beautiful little girl arrived in the pool in my front room just perfect! I would recommend Ceri and gentle births pool hire in a heartbeat! Thank you Ceri for making my birth amazing!
The whole process from start to finish of using Gentle Births was an absolute dream. Ceri + her team are wonderful and hopefully will get to use their services again!. Thank you so much for all your help and kind words x
Wow where do I start, back in June I hired my birthing pool and Ceri from the beginning of my journey to the finish was superb, she was so friendly, helpful and informative, anything I was worried about or needed advice on Ceri was more than happy to help plus so nice having a good chin wag through the lockdown too 😉, I felt so calm after we spoke and knew I had made the right decision to hire my pool with you as I was confident that I would get my dream birth at home which I did! . It was so perfect having the pool there but just when I was about to step into my little man didnt wait so I held onto the pool and let nature take its course I ended up in my hubby's arms till my baby was born but just knowing I had the pool there helped me birth my baby naturally at 43 weeks at home and my first natural birth after 2 csections this was just mind blowing. I couldn't of done had I of not had the pool there. I will definitely hire again in the future, and highly recommend anyone who is considering hiring to hire here, A1 service 👌☺️. Thank you for all your help Ceri xx
What can I say!!
Service and over all experience is next to none. Personal, friendly, easy to use and an absolute godsend during labour.
I honestly don't know if I would have survived without it. If you're in any doubt - just do it! You won't regret it. Thank you!
I am so pleased I went with Gentle Births to hire a birth pool! Ceri was wonderful throughout and I received a very personalised, friendly service. The pool was perfect and came with everything I needed including full instructions, which were easy to understand. I am grateful for how the timing of the hire worked - it's clear that customer experience is highly valued in this company. Thank you Ceri!
Definitely recommend hiring your birth pool from this company.
Ceri went out of her way to accommodate us and we are so grateful.
A home water birth was the best decision I have ever made. Especially during lock down.
I had my baby boy at home, in the pool I hired on 1st april 2020.
The pool was amazing, I had really painful legs when my labour kicked off. But when I got in the pool it just vanished. My contractions were coming thick and fast and the water helped them slow down just a little bit.
I was in the pool from 3am and baby was born at 5:47am.
Thank you so much!!
Many thanks for the birthing pool and excellent customer service. Cerri was great at answering any questions we had and helping us prepare the pool for the homebirth, and we really appreciated the flexible hiring time as our baby was 2 weeks 'late'. We had a magical homebirth and the birth pool was a big part of that. Highly recommended.
Ceri has been such a delight to deal with. Being an expectant mother during lockdown can be stressful enough without having to worry about small things. Ordering a birth pool from Ceri was so easy and I felt really well looked after from the moment I placed the order. The delivery and pick up of the pool was easy and the instructions that came with it were clear.
Sadly I didn’t get to use the pool as I had such a quick labour. My first labour was a water birth and I certainly missed the soothing water this time round. I recommend Gentle Births Birthing Pool Hire to anyone considering a home water birth.
This is a little message from myself and my wife Lisa. Thankyou very much for all your help and kindness. The Birthing pool was a great success and an added bonus Lisa and I ended up delivering the baby ourselves. The midwife was on route but baby had other ideas and wanted to grace us with his presence earlier then expected.
The large pool was amazing and plenty big enough for both of us. It released so much pressure on Lisa' s back when she got in the warm water.
The pool kept its temperature for a good couple of hours before slowly cooling . I would recommend Gentle Births Birthing Pool Hire to everyone. The customer service you provided to us Ceri was first class and for that I can't thankyou enough.
Stay safe in these dark times and I wish your business all the success .
Brett , Lisa and Baby Baudi
Jade o Callaghan
Just wanted to say Ceri it has been an absolute pleasure dealing with you. The business you provide is so personal which is much needed In what can be such a clinical process.
You should be super proud of the business you have and I would not hesitate to recommend/use in the future
I chose gentlebirths as Ceri was so helpful over the phone and helped my wife and I chose the right pool for us. I especially found her to be really agile when we didnt recieve our hose intially and we then received one the next day which was amazing. My wife used the pool for a few hours and she said she found it so helpful before the final transition to pushing. We now have an amazing daughter and highly recommend this company.
So impressed. We received the pool 3 weeks before due date so in plenty of time. Our baby was quite overdue so we had the pool a while but no hassle at all from anybody about it. The box is so neat and contains everything we could need and it’s quick and easy to set up. We would definitely use again. Thank you for a wonderful birth experience.
Ceri was so fantastic. I contacted her at 37 weeks and had a pool within days. She runs an incredibly efficient but really personal business - I really felt she cared about my birth and wanted the best for us. The pool was so easy to set up, set down, repackage and send back. Cannot fault the whole process. It was such a comfortable pool to be in too, i could never have managed without it.
I ordered a birthing bath from Ceri she was professional and friendly from the get go. I was in a urgent rush to get the bath as I approaching my due date. She tried everything she could to accommodate me.
Ceri was so quick to respond to my enquiries and really helpful and friendly. The hire process, delivery and collection were so simple and easy. The pool came with everything we needed and clear instructions which made the homebirth experience so much easier. I would highly recommend Gentle Births Birthing Pool Hire and will definitely use them again if we have number 2!
Just want to finally get round to saying how helpful and efficient gentle births were for hiring a pool for the birth of my son back in July. The service was so easy to use with prompt delivery/collection and the pool came with super easy instructions. I don’t think I’d have managed to home birth a 10lb baby without the relief of the water - and they’re so much more comfortable on the knees than the hard plastic hospital pools! I’m still almost slightly disappointed the labour was so fast I only got to spend a couple of hours in the water! For anyone looking to have a homebirth, would 100% recommend hiring from here 👍
This company was fantastic and Ceri was so amazing! The pool was perfect and just what we needed to help make our home birth as perfect as it was. I feel the need to use water as a painkiller in labour so it really wouldn't have been an option to have our son at home without the opportunity to hire a pool. Always responded quickly and very friendly. I will recommend hiring from this company to all mummies to be. With minimal stress, this pool was delivered very quickly with everything we needed and easy to set up/take down and collected again. Thank you for making our home birth as comfortable as it could be.
Sadly, things didn't go according to my original birth plan, and I ended up in hospital with an emergency procedure.
However, I did get a chance to use the pool for a bit, and the service and the support I received from Ceri was just outstanding! She was very compassionate and understanding, and was really helpful in every step of my journey. I would thoroughly recommend Gentle Births service to anyone who consider giving birth at home.
Massive thanks to Ceri and the team.
It was great to have such an amazing service to help make our birth even more special.
Our baby arrived at home in the water after a 25 hour birth. I was in the water for all active stages of birth. The water was amazing and I only had gas and air at the end as I was falling asleep I was so tired.
It was such a amazing experience and I would recommend a pool to anyone!
Thank you to Ceri and Gentle birth pools for helping me have a wonderful home water birth. Ceri‘s help, information and service was just brilliant, i can’t thank you enough and will be recommending you to anyone I know wanting a homebirth x
It has been just over a year since I had my beautiful baby boy at home. I have such wonderful memories of that amazing day and feel a need to say thank you once again to Ceri. Although I received my pool the day of my sons birth after my waters had broken I still managed to achieve my dream of giving birth in the pool. Ceri was an amazing support both before and after - I truly felt I was speaking to a friend I’d never met. Thank you Ceri, your kindness and words of encouragement were appreciated and will never be forgotten. x
I am so grateful that I was recommended Ceri for our birth pool. Incredibly helpful and kind and the pool and all of the accessories it came with was perfect and was also delivered promptly with quick collection after. I had an amazing homebirth in the pool and Ceri being so efficient with my late order made it one less thing to worry about before the birth. Thanks so much! ♥️
Kirsty Northam Newton
What an amazing company and what excellent service! Ceri was an absolute dream - friendly, understanding, helpful! The pool was fantastic and so comfortable, and so easy to set up too! Everything you need is provided in the box and it was really easy to follow the instructions of setting up, taking down and sending back the pool. The price was so affordable as well. I definitely recommend them to anyone wanting to have a water birth!
Ceri, what a wonderful lady! I can't recommend her enough. She was so helpful and nothing was too much to ask. When I ordered my pool and it was due for delivery Ceri informed me there was a puncture and that she was not content with sending the pool out to me, so she ordered me a brand new pool.
The pool arrived the next day together with Ceri’s instruction and equipment box with absolutely everything needed.
Ceri’s detailed instructions made everything really easy to set up.
A stress free process for water birth I desperately wanted.
Thank you once again ????
‘I couldn't recommend Ceri and her services more. she was so helpful and nothing was too much bother.
the pool arrived the next day with absolutely everything needed inside the box. the detailed instructions made everything really easy to set up. it made a potentially stressful time so much easier. thank you for helping me achieve the home water birth I desperately wanted.’ Laura
We were ever so impressed with the service we received from Ceri. She is such a lovely person to speak to! It was so quick and easy to arrange for a birth pool and she was happy to answer any questions we had. The pool was easy to set up and fill. I would thoroughly recommend Gentle Births.
Unfortunately our daughter was a bit too quick so I didn't manage to get in the pool - best laid plans and all!
What an amazing service! Ceri was so lovely and personable, I felt like I was hiring the pool from a trusted friend. The value for money is outstanding - everything was delivered in brilliant condition, the guidelines were straight forward and the length of time we could keep the pool (up to 6 weeks) was really reassuring.
Ceri made it very easy to feel I could contact her about anything and all the arrangements were very simple and efficient. I cannot thank gentle births pool hire enough!
Absolutely recommend! Thankyou so much ❤️
A couple of weeks before my due date my maternity trust said they had stopped renting out birth pools leaving me to frantically try and find one in time. After some shopping around I came accross Ceris website and found her process and prices to look the most favourable. Ceri talked me through the birth pool options and was amazingly helpful. I had a birth pool within 2 days!
The delivery process was smooth and the box came with clear intrustructions on inflating/deflating the pool. Unfortunately we only got as far as blowing up the pool due to a transfer to hospital. Ceri was quick to reply to all queries and clearly really cares about what she does. Will definitely be using Ceris service again for baby number 2!
Amazing service from Ceri. Unfortunately we didn’t get to use our pool in the end but would strongly recommend hiring from Ceri as she was friendly, helpful and professional throughout.
Absolutely amazing and really personal service from Ceri. From the moment we spoke she felt like part of our birthing team, really interested in us as a family and so happy to hear about our journey. Pool came exactly when expected, no hassle at all, really easy to set up and the pool literally made the birth.
My wife went in to Labour around 2pm, was 4cm at 6pm but after getting in the pool at 8.30pm quickly become fully dilated and at 10:30 our beautiful daughter was born.
My wife says she doesnt know hoe she would have done it and with out pain relief if it wasnt for the pool. We can't recommend it enough and will deffinitely be hiring one again in the future for births.
I contacted Ceri to enquire about a birthing pool for hire and she was absolutely lovely and incredibly helpful. We hired our pool, delivery was quick and efficient and everything we could have needed was included. Unfortunately LO decided that a home.birth was not in her plan so I ended in hospital. Despite all of this I would recommend Gentle Birthing Pool Hire to anyone! Thank you Ceri.
Thank you Ceri for an excellent service and your friendly, kind and personal approach! The delivery and collection of the pool was well organised and hassle free. The TENS machine was invaluable too - I used it throughout my labour. Great birth pool - I'll be using your service again for baby no. 2!
Without Ceri’s kindness and all her efforts we would have not been able to have a pool birth or even a home birth. Ceri bent over backwards to help me with a last minute request for a pool and was so lovely supporting me and answering any questions at the time and after the pool had arrived. I can’t recommend ‘Gentle Births’ enough - friendly and efficient service. Thank you so much Ceri!
I can’t recommend Gentle Births and Ceri enough! The delivery and collection were straight forward, even the courier was friendly. Ceri is wonderful! So kind and friendly and helpful, felt like I’d known her for years! The Baby Girl Card was unexpected and very much appreciated. Although I didn’t get to use the pool in the end, the set up was super easy and it looked very inviting!
Thanks Ceri for everything :)
Belinda, Henry and Elphie
Thank you so much Ceri for the amazing birthpool hire service. From start to finish the process was made so simple and stress free. Your communication and customer service throughout was second to none and considering we had only spoken via email, I felt as if I’d known you years! Any problems or questions that we had during the hire time were answered straight away, late at night sometimes, leaving us with nothing but confidence and excitement for our big day. The pool was easy to set up and took no time at all and was just as easy to empty, clean and pack away thanks to the step by step guide provided in the box.
I had really hoped for a water birth for my first son but unfortunately going into hospital slowed things down for me and the pool didn’t help with matters. So, this time round I was more adamant to try and have a waterbirth again and after deciding to have a homebirth I knew that my chances of that would be much higher.
Well what can I say it was simply amazing! The pool was great, so soothing for my lower back discomfort and a great pain relief. it was so nice to be able to relax in the warm water between contractions and feel weightless.
We hired the mini pool which was a perfect size with plenty of room to change positions between contractions.
On the 5th December at 740am we had a little boy born at home in the pool after an established labour of 1:55 minutes.
Two hours after giving birth my lounge was returned to normal as if nothing had happened!
We were so lucky, everything that we had hoped for happened allowing us to have such an amazing positive homebirth that will stay with us forever. Ceri your service contributed to this amazing experience so thank you so much. I will be sure to recommend gentle birth birthing pool hire to anyone enquiring after a waterbirth!
After initially being apprehensive about a home birth, after undertaking some research I fully supported my wife for the home birth she wanted.
We found this company online through a recommendation on Facebook, and I am so glad we did. Ceri is so friendly and helpful and the instructions were so simple.
The mini birth pool in a box was a really great size (despite my wife being 5ft 8inch, it was plenty big enough) and helped my wife immensely when in established labour. She had the water birth she dreamt of, and the clean up operation was so much easier than I had anticipated thanks to Ceri’s clear instructions.
We both highly recommend Ceri and her birthing pools!
Probably the most seamless experience of the whole pregnancy / labour was the ordering and use of this birth pool. Ceri was fantastic and other service providers should aspire to be like her. I loved using my birth pool, labour was everything I hoped it would be, at home, relaxed, in and out of the pool and having these options in the comfort of my own home...best decision I made was homebirth and using Gentle Births. I have been recommending this company to all who may find it of use!
Again a million thanks to you Cheri!
It took me a while to finally decide on a home birth, and I can't thank Ceri enough for all her help in getting the pool to us in time! I felt very lucky to be able to have a calm and stress-free birth, and although I was only in the pool for 15minutes before my daughter was born it was wonderful to be able to have her in the water!! The ordering process could not have been easier, and Ceri was understanding and helpful when we chatted on the phone. I would absolutely recommend the natural birthing pool to anyone. Thank you for enabling us to have such a lovely experience that we will cherish.
I hoped for a home birth in the pool with my previous pregnancy, but my daughter arrived too early so I never got to use the pool that we bought and we sold it. This time (my third pregnancy) we didn't want the pool saga again, until I found out by chance about Gentle Births pool hire quite late in my pregnancy. It seemed so easy and affordable, and after I called Ceri I was confident that it would work this time. Ceri was so accommodating and friendly. I explained my worries about my baby being born early, and she reassured me that I would not need to pay or receive the pool until I was confident that the home birth was going ahead. So I had my pool arriving on the day my bump turned 37 weeks. The pool delivery was easy! The instructions were very comprehensive and easy to follow. On the day when my son decided to arrive (at 38w 4d), he didn't give us much time (the whole birth was 3 hours), and my husband managed to get the fire going and inflate and fill the pool up (all while he was cuddling my daughter who was unwell with a cold) in time for me to have my dream home water birth. I was very pleased to be in the water - I have heard but never got to experience myself up until then the relaxing power of water. The intensity of birth just got that bit more manageable and I felt calmer and more confident in myself. The pool was very comfortable and a perfect size (we hired mini). Thankfully my friend and midwives arrived soon after that and my son was born beautifully straight into my arms. The emptying, cleaning and packing of the pool was also just as easy as setting it up. Ceri was so helpful at answering our questions whenever we had one, and arranged for the pick up at a convenient time. I highly recommend Gentle Births Pool hire. And huge thank you to Ceri for making it possible for me to have my dream birth!
What amazing service! We had decided very late in our pregnancy to have a home birth and became of this our midwife was struggling to find a pool for us. We couldn’t decide if we should rent or buy but I’m so glad we rented from Gentle Births. I ordered the pool on the Tuesday by 12 and it arrived by 9am on the Wednesday which was very lucky because I went into labour in the early hours of Wednesday morning and the baby was out only a couple of hours later. So very thankful that this service and delivery was so quick..Everything we needed was in the box and it was very easy for my husband to set up.
Thank you so much for helping us have the lovely water birth we always wanted. X
I can not recommend Ceri and Gentle Births enough. The communication and ease of hiring and returning the La Bassine was incredibly easy. The pool came with everything you need & the instructions were simple and clear to understand which was helpful at 4am! My baby girl was born relaxed and happy in the pool and was a significant part of my magical birthing experience! I would fully endorse a water birth and certainly would recommend Gentle Births to anyone wishing to have one! Thank you Ceri!
Sadly we never got to use our pool as I had to be induced . But ceri was so wonderful and we were happy with how easy the pool was to put up and how simple it was to return. Will definitely use for future babies .
Thank you for being so kind and friendly
Amazing service from start to finish. All the equipment was delivered and collected promptly and the instructions were very clear to follow.
Ceri answered any queries quickly and genuinely seemed so caring....this was such a lovely touch.
Thank you to Gentlebirths and particularly Ceri.
I chose Ceri's company purely based on her level of communication. At a time when i was very anxious I didn't want to risk going with a company who may let me down and fall silent at a time when i needed them. Ceri was great, she responds very quickly and often 'out of hours', which gave me great reassurance that whatever my request she would be able to offer a response ASAP.
Her service is seamless. Delivery was prompt and her equipment really well organised.
Thank you so much for taking a lot of potential stress out of a time that is often quite anxious.
Cannot fault the service, equipment and professionalism provided by Ceri. Ceri made the whole process of ordering and receiving the birthing pool very straightforward and stress free, nothing was too much trouble. The box arrives with everything you need to have a home water birth and the instructions provided were sufficiently detailed for a novice such as myself and my husband to understand. Thank you Ceri, I highly recommend you and your pools to anyone thinking of having a home water birth.
Thank you so much Ceri, the pool was perfect with everything you need included which was not the case on lots of other websites I looked at. The instruction manual included had everything you could want to know included and was very detailed. Delivery and pick up of the pool was very well organised and painless (greatly appreciated when you have a newborn).
At one stage I thought I might have to be induced so wouldn’t get my water birth but luckily she came along of her own accord and cams along swiftly once getting into the pool. The water bought contractions from 7 mins apart to 1 minute almost immediately and she was born within the hour. The water was so beneficial I didn’t need any other pain relief. My husband found cleaning the pool/emptying it, to be easy and straight forward- again very useful when you are a bit dazed and confused. I would highly recommend Ceri and her fantastic service and should I have any more babies I wouldn’t hesitate to use her again. Thank oh so much for everything, Katie
From start to finish I cannot recommend Ceri and her professional, friendly service enough. She helped me to chose the right size birth pool and fully explained everything to me. Although I never used the pool (my baby arrived too quickly!) I can still highly recommend gentle births. Ceri is one of the nicest, sincerest people I've ever spoken with. She was genuinely interested in my birth experience and even sent a card when my daughter was born. 10/10 on every level!!
Hiring a birth pool from gentle births couldn’t have been easier. Ceri answered any queries really quickly and could not do enough to ensure everything went smoothly. You can tell she genuinely cares. The pool arrived in plenty of time and the information folder provided was extremely helpful for setting up and dismantling the pool. I would highly recommend using Ceri and gentle births.
Thank you so much to Ceri for being so wonderful to us in the build up to my giving birth.
She couldn’t do enough to help us and was very generous in the way she handled everything. The pool and accessories were of the highest quality, the instructions were very clear and helpful and everything was made as easy as possible for us. I can’t recommend Gentle births highly enough and loved planning the home birth as it completely put my mind at ease, rather than worrying about having to go back and forth to hospital. Thank you Ceri! Xx
Hiring the pool was made very easy by Gentle Births. Ceri was very quick to respond to any questions and was very friendly and helpful. It was nice to be dealing with such a caring and customer focused business at this special time. Would recommend to anyone.
We are so grateful for the wonderful service Ceri gave us with hiring our birthing pool. There were quite a few options out there, and I was recommended Ceri's company by a friend who used it, and we were so glad for making this decision. On the day we did a practice run, we were a bit confused with a fitting, so Ceri made a video to demonstrate how we use it and this helped us incredibly. I would 100% recommend her company to anyone considering a hiring a birth pool. Thank you Ceri!
We hired both a Birth Pool In A Box and a TENS machine from Ceri at Gentle births. As a first time mum, choosing to have a home birth was a big decision. The next big decision was whether to hire a birthing pool and TENS machine or not. After doing some research I came across gentle births website and contacted Ceri with a flurry of questions. A friendly and super helpful approach was the main reason we decided to go with this particular company over many others. The TENS machine was essential in early labour to get me through the hours of contractions. When it came to the pool, the kit provided was perfect. The instructions were clear and well-presented making the challenge of assembly straightforward. When it came to the big day my husband set up a birthing pool with no issues. Meaning that when the time was right -towards the end of my labour - I was able to use the pool to give birth to my little boy in exactly the way we'd hoped for. Returning the pool was just as simple and Ceri was on hand every step of the way for any questions or queries.
Thank you so much - without these essential items I don't think I would have been able to give birth at home and I will definitely be recommending gentle births to anyone who is considering a home birth.
All I can say is this a fantastic company with superb customer service! Ceri was brilliant kept me informed every step of the way, will be recommending Gentle Births to all my friends! It really makes a difference when you have such a caring person behind a company! Thank you so much for everything x
I did a lot of research before choosing Gentle Births Birthing Pool Hire and I can not recommend them enough! The customer service was superb! Ceri thoroughly explained the differences between the pools before booking so I knew I was making the right decision for me. When I had a question about the pool when it arrived I received a reply within an hour! Everything was so easy and the instructions that are sent with the pool explain everything you need to know about how to use the pool during labour. I had the best labour I could have ever hoped for and that was because the pool provided endless comfort. I felt safe and comfortable in the pool for my entire labour. It was the only place that I could get really comfortable. If you are planning a home birth and you want the option of using the pool, Gentle Births Birthing Pool Hire is 100% definitely the best choice!
I hired a mini pool in a box for our birth and it was the best decision I ever made, especially after a previous bad hospital birth.
Ceri was lovely, very helpful, explained everything and made the experience completely stress free. The pool was amazing, everything we needed was included and the birth couldn't have gone any better.
I would definitely recommend using 'gentle births birthing pools' if you are looking for a stress free home birth. I really couldn't have asked for any more from Ceri.
Thank you so much for allowing us to have such an amazing experience.
I would definitely recommend Ceri and Gentle Births birth pools. Absolutely outstanding service and Ceri was there for me every step of the way. She even arranged the delivery back to her so you just have to pack it all away. I came to Ceri at 37 weeks and thought I may not be able to get a pool in time but Ceri arranged everything for me so quickly. The pool inflated easily and didn't take too long to fill. The step by step guide was invaluable, even if my husband did accidentally drop it in the pool while filling it up. Giving birth to my son in the pool with my husband and 9 year old daughter present was just the best experience. Thank you so much Ceri. Sarah, Peter, Poppy and William xx
What a fantastic service from Ceri! Communication was so easy and friendly throughout the hire process, and Ceri took any stress out of the whole process. The pool hire included absolutely everything we would need so we didn’t have to think about anything. Ceri clearly has a genuine love for what she does, and this makes being her customer even more lovely. I had my dream birth at home and couldn’t be happier. Thank you x
I had the opportunity to borrow a pool from somebody but made the decision to hire and I'm glad I did. Considering all the extras and the essentials that I would have needed to buy (pool liner etc) the pool hire is an excellent price in my opinion, as absolutely everything you need is included.
I booked very last minute but it wasn't a problem. What I wanted was available and shipped out to me in no time at all, with trackable delivery. The communication from Ceri is superb, she will keep you totally informed. She was available to answer any questions and even made all the arrangements for the courier to come and collect everything afterwards, when it suited me. Which is something I'm grateful I didn't have to sort out myself during the newborn baby haze. It was all so easy.
The pool was in perfect condition and the service was excellent.
I can definitely recommend gentle birthing pool hire if you're wanting a home water birth.
Many thanks to you Ceri.
I would whole heartedly recommend Gentlel births for your birthing needs, Ceri treated us with a kind and compassionate manner through all our birth needs and the pool was easy to assemble and return couldn’t have been easier even with a new baby, I didn’t get chance to use my pool due to complications pre and during birth but Ceri was available through the whole process to advise us and made a stressful experience much easier for us. can not thank you enough. Jamie and James angus and JoJo
The service from Ceri and gentle births birthing pool hire was excellent, the pool arrived with clear instructions and the return couldn’t have been simpler, whilst not everything went to plan with our birth preferences ceri was quick to respond and I’d certainly recommend! Arran
I can’t recommend this company highly enough. It’s such a personal service, Ceri was there every step of the way & was so helpful and friendly-I felt like we personally knew each other. There were no problems from ordering to collection. Luckily my birth went well too and was a fantastic experience (as much as it can be). I would recommend a water birth to anyone. I thought hiring one would be a real faff but it was so easy and Ceri made me feel at ease with everything. & putting it back in the box was really straightforward. I won’t be having another baby as this was my 3rd (I wish I knew about this company for my 2nd) but if I was having another child I would definitely use this again. It was such a bargain too. Thank you Ceri
I would recommend Gentle Births Birthing Pool Hire to anyone. Ceri made the whole process so easy and stress free! The pool was delivered fast with no issues whatsoever and contained everything you'd need for a home water birth. Unfortunately due to health issues I was induced at 38 weeks and wasn't able to have the lovely birth I had planned at home. I was so upset by this and had to send the pool back. Ceri was so lovely and understanding about the whole situation and made me feel so much better about everything, I was so grateful for her lovely reassuring messages in the days after, like speaking with an old friend. Thank you Ceri! X
Excellent service, communication and instructions. Ceri was super helpful at every stage and I felt completely confident with the pool. Would not hesitate to use again or recommend to others looking for a seamless home water birth setup.
I would recommend Gentle Births Birthing pool hire to anyone hoping for a home water birth. Ceri was absolutely fantastic, booking was so easy and she was on hand whenever I had any questions. She also had some very good tips regarding inflating pool. Unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to use my birth pool as I had a baby who just couldn’t wait to meet us however I do not regret hiring from Ceri and if needed to would definitely hire again. Thanks Sian
A friend recommended Ceri and Gentle Births after using them herself and I am so pleased I followed her suggestion! Ceri made the whole booking task an easy one, she was lovely and friendly on the phone and always helpful even over her weekends and evenings! We never got around to filling our pool as my labour progressed too quickly but it was so relaxing to know we had everything to hand if we could have used it, and without having to worry about collecting anything. The pool was perfect, came with everything we'd need (last time I hired locally and still had to go and buy my own hose, connector, pump etc) and collection when the time came was prompt, despite a bit of faffing around on my end. Ceri was ever helpful and patient. Would definitely recommend to anyone I come across! Thank you for making the experience an easy one xx
Wonderful service and products which made the process very pleasant and stress free. The quality and cost of hire was very reasonable in comparison to other sites and the customer service was always very prompt, friendly and caring. I would definitely recommend.
I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful service, communication was brilliant and any questions answered quickly. I hired the birth pool in a box original & it was perfect & I had an amazing homebirth. I would highly recommend gentle births pool hire.
Great communication all the way through from Ceri, very fast delivery/pick up and everything you could need for the home pool birth experience.
Very sweet of Ceri to take a genuine interest in my pregnancy, family and birth experience too.
Would definitely recommend hiring a pool and tens machine from gentle births birthing pool hire!
Just wanted to say a massive thank you to Ceri and Gentle Births for all the help with our pool hire. Unfortunately I can't comment on the actual pool as my daughter obviously hadn't read my birth plan and we never got to use the pool, but I'd definitely use Gentle Births if there is a next time! The service and help received from Ceri was fantastic and the whole hire process was super easy.
Unfortunately I didn't get to use the pool for birthing, and actually returned it before I went into labour due to choosing to be in hospital after a couple of minor complications. Ceri was absolutely fantastic; incredibly caring, kind and understanding. Most of our conversations about delivery/collection, whether I still needed the pool etc were via text and Ceri made organising having a pool so easy she took away all the stress, which is exactly what you want when you have so many other things going on. She shared her own story with me when I was worried about something and it really has been like arranging something with a friend. The pool arrived exactly when I expected, all boxed up perfectly with everything and really clear instructions of what to do with it, how to get it ready and how to return it - she made it very simple! I feel sad that I won't be using the pool but ambso pleased I contacted Ceri to hire. She's an absolute star and I wish every company you deal with during pregnancy or not had a Ceri! I really can't recommend using Gentle Births enough. For anyone unsure of who to use, pick them!
Would just like to say a Big thank you to Ceri for all her help, she was wonderful. Went above and beyond to help me and get a pool out as quick as possible after being let down elsewhere.
Unfortunately I didn't get the chance to birth in the pool (gave birth in toilet) but the pool was fantastic for the time I was in it.
I would highly recommend this company and Ceri and will be using for future births. Thank you again x
What a fabulous service, Ceri was wonderful and friendly to talk to made things so easy the pool was delivered quickly and come with great instructions as to how to use/set up I had a long labour 36hrs and spent 24+ of them in the pool unfortunately didn't get to have my son in the pool but couldn't of don't it without the pool it was such great pain relief for me and I highly recommend it to anyone, if I'm ever to have another child I will definitely be coming back to hire a pool again, THANK YOU so much Ceri x
Great service! Quick and easy delivery and pick up. I Ordered quite late on in my pregnancy so was lovely speaking to Ceri to make sure everything was in order and ready to come in time.
Sadly I didn’t get to experience my ideal water birth at home as my little boy arrived within 45 minutes and during a hospital check..
perhaps if we ever go for baby number 4 I will get the home water birth I hoped for. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Ceri she’s a lovely & very helpful lady!
From the point of reservation to sending back the pool, Ceri was quick to respond and took a genuine interest in our family. When my baby was found to be breech at 36 weeks, she offered a flexible approach to booking and payment until we knew the baby was head down. Sadly we didn’t get our homebirth in the end as the little scampi turned again! Delivery and collection of the pool was efficient and hassle-free. Would definitely recommend. Thank you Ceri!
We had a near perfect home water birth experience which would not have been possible with Ceri. Her customer service is second to none and talking through the process was like talking to a friend. The equipment was in perfect condition and the booklet made it absolutely fool proof. Cannot fault the products or the service and would highly recommend to anyone.
Thanks so much for the amazing service you provide and all you have done to make it such an easy and special experience. I would definitely recommend you to anyone.
Had our baby in May and although I didn't get to use the pool due to a very quick labour and birth I would highly recommend Gentle Births! Communication was amazing and the service we received was simply put the best. Just brilliant all round!
Thomas and Leticia Lopez-Nouel
Excellent customer service, exceptional value and professionalism: exactly what we were looking for when expecting our precious little one. Not task was big enough for Ceri and her team - and their warmth and assurance were a beacon of relief through the uncertainty of our process. BIG THANK YOU TO ALL once again, and we will keep recommending you to our friends and family. Best wishes, Letty and Thomas xx
Ceri, a massive Thank You for the fantastic service we received from you!
My husband and I decided quite late in the pregnancy to have a home birth and I ended up odering the pool with 37 weeks. Ceri was so helpful and concerned to get the pool to me asap. And although we hit a few hurdles with the delivery company, Ceri sorted everything out very quickly. And good job she did as a day after the pool was delivered, our baby decided it is time to be born.
I can only recommend Ceri‘s website for anyone who wants to hire a birthbool!
Thank you once again for your super friendly and professional service!
We would really recommend using Gentle Births for your birthing pool hire. Ceri was easy to communicate and deal with, and thoughtful and personable too. She made everything really simple and slick. Thanks very much!
Thank you Ceri for a wonderful service. You were super helpful from the first time I spoke to you and the pool (and all the associated parts) were perfect and helped to ensure I had a wonderful water birth at home. I would highly recommend Gentle Births to anyone having a home birth.
A massive thankyou to Ceri for making the process of hiring a pool so easy.
There was great communication all the way through and i felt completely at ease. It was very easy to set up and pack away after. I ended up having the most amazing home birth only made better by the fact that it was completely stress free! I will definetly be recommending to anyone considering a home birth. Thank you again!
Ceri was great! Super easy to hire and return, easy to use and follow.
If your thinking about a home birth and using a pool do it! If you can! I had a beautiful home birth and loved the pool and being in our own home. It made me relaxed and calm.
I was worried about the packing and cleaning away but it was super easy and took mins.
What an AMAZING service Ceri provided! She was attentive,helpful,accommodating and a genuinely lovely lady. She was always available to answer any questions I had which was very relieving for me. The service she provided was impeccable and I will definitely be recommending her to any that ops for a home birth. Thank you again for making hiring a birthing pool an easy and pleasant experience xx
As a birth professional and as a mother of a beautiful newborn girl, I can highly recommend Ceri’s birthing pool hire services!
She has an excellent customer service; the birthing pool and the kit were spotless and the box contained everything needed! Her kind words and attentive communication made me choose her. Ceri was very helpful every time I had a question regarding the pool I chose. According to my search her prices are the best even counting the fact that I had the pool delivered to Bournemouth.
In Ceri, I found not only a lovely and helpful business woman but a kind and caring person, which made all the difference…it felt like she became our birthing companion.
Thank you…Bernadett, Gioele and Nina
A massive thanks to Ceri for making the whole process of hiring a pool so easy! I decided quite late on in my pregnancy that I wanted to have a home water birth and Ceri was so accommodating from my very first email to her and this carried on until I needed to send the pool back! The pool came with everything I needed and I highly recommend Ceri’s company to anyone interested in a stress free home birth! Thank you so much Ceri xxx
I have already highly recommended Gentle births birthing pool hire to numerous people on home birth forums as Ceri made the whole process simple throughout, keeping me updated through every step of the way. The customer service was above and beyond what I expected. Very competitive pricing too. Thank you Ceri.
A huge thank you to Ceri for making the hire of the pool as easy and uncomplicated as it could be and for the excellent customer service. I would definitely recommend Gentle Births to anyone who wanted to have a pool at their home birth.
Ceri was a pleasure to deal with - the whole process was fuss-free. At relatively short notice she found us a La Bassine pool and got it delivered to us really quickly. On arrival the pool seemed like it was brand new. The instructions were very clear, and it was easy for my husband to inflate and fill. Our baby boy was born in the pool in our front room which was wonderful. The pool was also easy to pack up afterwards. Finally, Ceri was very helpful in arranging for pick-up of the pool despite the snow complicating things a bit.
In general Ceri was brilliant at communicating throughout the whole process, from start to finish, even sending us a card to congratulate us! We would definitely recommend Gentle Births Birthing Pool Hire.
Thank you to Ceri for her superb customer service. Efficient, quick to respond at a time when deliveries are the last thing on your mind. Very thoughtful and considerate. Pool arrived in perfect condition and had simple instructions for setting it up. Unfortunately I was unable to experience using it as the baby arrived quicker than expected!
Definitely would recommend for anyone considering a water birth.
Thank you Ceri for the most personal & thoughtful service. The pool & TENs machine was delivered the next day & were in immaculate condition. You made it all so simple & I would highly recommend you to all.
I was a little dubious at first ordering from a website that I hadn’t heard off, but I could not of been happier with the most personal & caring customer service I have ever experienced. Ordering was simple, the pool arrived next day & all the items including the pool were immaculate. Returning the pool was just as simple. I don’t think my homebirth would have been so perfect without Ceri’s help & advice. What a kind & caring lady. Thank you Ceri, for being a part of the most memorable days of my life. Anyone thinking of a home birth, go for it. It’s the best decision I ever made. Baby Charley born on 1st January x
I just would like to thank Ceri for getting the pool to me on time at such short notice and for your personal, professional and caring touch on how you dealt with everything for me.
I pre ordered a pool with a different company which let me down when I was 38weeks pregnant they didn’t even inform me that they were not going to send me a pool. I then started to panic so looked for a different company on line, I came across Gentle births birthing pool hire and called the number. Ceri dealt with me and arranged for a pool to be sent the next working day. I felt a massive relief and weight lifted from my shoulders. The equipment was sterile and clean, perfect. Ceri said if I needed anything to just give her a call. I had my 2nd baby girl at home in the pool just how I had planned and couldn’t be happier with how everything went. So I would like to thank Ceri again for making this possible. Definitely 10/10 service. Thank you x
We had an amazing and relaxed experience hiring one of these birthing pools at a great rate too! I gave birth at home in the pool and am incredibly greatfull to Ceri for her brilliant service. What a lovely person with fantastic customer care skills, she sorted everything out, we didn't have to anything really. All instructions provided on how to set up the pool, pool liner and everything you need included in the price which is a massive help. Really hassle free to hire, helping us focus on more important things. Thank you Ceri, we couldn't have done this without you. XX
Absolutely wonderful service, I would highly recommend Gentle Births! Ceri went above and beyond in ensuring I was fully satisfied with the pool that I chose. The whole process of hiring and sending the pool back was made very simple. I'm very pleased that I chose this company and don't believe I would have got such an outstanding service anywhere else. I am very grateful- thank you!
I have just been blown away by the service that Ceri offered - it was incredibly personal and she went above and beyond at every stage to take the stress out of the process and fit in with my needs. She helped me to choose the right pool for my tiny little flat and delivery was easy and Ceri arranged it all around my timings. The pool was brand new and easy to put up/ take down, with clear instructions and everything you needed. Sadly I didn't get to use my pool due to last minute complications, so Ceri refunded the price of the liner, which was very kind and she was so quick and supportive in all her communications, by the end of it I felt like I had a new friend! I cannot recommend this service enough... Thank you Ceri! Alice x
Would highly recommend Gentle Births Birthing Pool Hire. From first contact to returning the product, Ceri has been amazing!! A fast, efficient company, who are very personable and friendly.
Ceri I can't thank you enough for making it super easy and making it stress free at a hectic time.
I cannot recommend Gentle Births enough. Ceri arranged Everything you need for an amazing home water birth, even went the extra mile and ordered a new pool for delivery directly to me so that it could be delivered the next day as all pools were on hire at the time. Great communication throughout and even received a congratulations card which was very sweet! Pregnancy and labour is stressful enough and Ceri done everything she could to ensure that the pool was one thing that did not add to the stress. Can't thank you enough for everything! Charlette
I can't thank you enough for your excellent service! Great communication throughout and the pool at home was an amazing experience!! Recommend to everyone!
A truly fantastic service, that was an integral part of our experience. Everything you need for a home birth, all in one box. Nothing complicated to cause any additional stress, and exceptional quality. Communication and organisation was exemplary. The finishing touches were a nice touch, with Ceri even sending us a congratulations card in the post, which was unexpected. If you are thinking of a home birth, do not go anywhere else, you won't get a better service. Thanks, Ceri.
I would just like to thank Ceri at Gentle Births for everything she did to make the arrival of our daughter so perfect! It was difficult to organise with being close to Christmas/New Year but Ceri pulled out all the stops to ensure we had our pool delivered in good time. We had everything we needed and it was really easy to put together. Can't thank you enough and would highly recommend to anyone looking to have a home birth xx
What a fantastic company! At first I was a little unsure about hiring out a pool, but I'm so glad I did. The pool arrived next day and was in immaculate condition. It was accompanied by everything we needed! The instructions were easy for me & my husband to follow and we couldn't believe how quick and easy it was to set up. Ceri has been so kind and friendly and made me feel at ease during the process of order and collection. I can not recommend Gentle Births enough!!! I
I cannot speak highly enough of this wonderful business - everything about it added to our birth expererience. Ceri is so thoughtful, personable and kind and her service is second to none. I did a lot of research for a pool and am so pleased
I found Gentle Births. The pool arrived with all of the required accompany paraphilia and was so clean, tidy and carefully put together. Instructions for use and return were simple and so easy, which, as new parents, things need to be. A huge thank you to the Gentle Births team.
Me and my wife were given the most amazing experience. Our son was born at home using the birth pool. We cannot thank Ceri enough for all her help. The pool was delivered and set up and collected. It gave us the precious time with our new born son. Ceri was amazing and worked around us. This is a memory we willl cherish forever and Ceri was great taking all the responsibility for the pool. Any one who is wondering about home births, we highly recommend ceri. Thank you for everything. P.s sorry it's taken so long to leave feedback.
WOW amazing service from Ceri . My partner wanted to buy a new birth pool and I'm so happy we didn't and that we rented from you as there was things we needed in the box that we would never have thought of ourselves . The service was amazing and I highly recommend you. I felt completely at ease, relaxed &
I had great communication with any queries I had .
Best experience of my life having my 2nd daughter at home with what ended up being a unassisted home birth . Thank you so much.
Thank you for all your support & kindness. Fantastic product, everything we needed & more! Amazing company. Thank you!
The service you provided was fantastic. You made the whole experience effortless and I would recommend your service to all. I had my baby Boy Eli in one of your pools, it was the most amazing & magical moment ever! I couldn't have done this with your help. Best wishes Kay
Just want to say a huge thanks to you and your excellent service. Nothing was too much trouble for you and you ensured the whole process was easy & stress free. Can not recommend you enough! Nadine
Thank you for making my dream birth a reality! Your service was excellent & I would happily recommend you.