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Aqua Doula Water Birth Tub - 3 Week Rental

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Please call us to check birth tub availability for desired dates. Rental reservations must be confirmed with a signed Water Birth Rental Contract prior to shipping. Please download the Water Birth Rental Contract here. Your birthing tub reservation is not confirmed until we receive the contract. We will cancel orders if the contract is not received within 2 days of the order. Please call us to confirm that we have received your fax. If you would like the contract emailed or faxed to you, call 888-998-BABY. Please fax the completed rental form back to 925-957-6975.

If you are a local customer, and plan to pick up your birth tub, there are no shipping charges. The store location is in Martinez, CA, the San Francisco bay area, and we are open 6 days a week. We do ship the waterbirth tubs nationwide, the cost is $100 and that includes our shipping to arrive at your house by the 'needed by date' and the prepaid return shipping label we give you to ship it back from a nearest FedEx store after you're done.

Please note that Aquadoula tubs do not qualify for any free shipping promotions, due to the size and weight of this item. We can ship to Alaska and Hawaii but there is a surcharge of $100 each way to cover the increased shipping cost. We can add the charge to your order after you checkout online.

The AquaDoula is the original portable spa developed specifically for labor and waterbirth. It is an ideal birth tub for moms planning a home birth.

Easily set up in minutes with minimal assembly, the AquaDoula birthing tub is soft, yet sturdy, and comfortably accommodates mother and helpmate.

Please note that this tub does not heat up from cold water. The birth tub needs to be filled from a warm water tap. Heater needs to be on because labor may go on for several hours. You also need to supply your own garden hose to fill up the Aquadoula tub.

Aquadoula Features:
  • Elegant design, unprecedented in the waterbirth community.
  • The rigid sides are good support for squatting
  • Soft padded floor and side walls offer superb comfort and strength for both mother and helpmate.
  • Deluxe AquaDoula Heating System featuring unique solid-state thermostat maintains a constant water temperature with no heat loss, especially during longer labors.
  • Fully grounded heater and temperature controls provide critical electrical protection and safety for mother and baby.
  • GFCI Plug/cord maximizes electrical safety and user protection.
  • AquaDoula Cover helps ensure cleanliness and heat efficiency between uses.
  • Spacious size: 4'6" diameter & 2' deep comfortably accommodates 2 adults with easy access.
  • Capacity 150 Gal.
  • Premium vinyl AquaLiner promotes easy cleaning and longer life.
  • Compact storage size: 20" wide & 25" high. Boxed tub fits in a compact car.
  • Detailed Instruction Booklet provides easy, one person set-up in minutes. No tools required!
Each AquaDoula Tub rental includes:
  • Handy Faucet-hose Adapter for easy filling from a warm water tap
  • Submersible Pump for easy draining in about 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Floating thermometer for worry-free water temperature monitoring.
  • One Form-fit AquaDoula Disposable Liner (latex free) makes for easy cleaning.
  • One pair of Shoulder Length Disposable Gloves (latex free).
You can also add more disposable liners, gloves or a water filter.
Reviewer: Lisa Z. Lopez
05/21/2010 01:45pm
I was very surprised at how easy this was to set up and take down. Hubby and I (9 months preggo) set it up in less than hour and he was able to clean it out, dry it out and pack it up by himself the day after the birth. The sides are nice and sturdy which was great because I held on to them tightly during surges. Also, I transitioned in the tub and it was a complete Godsend! I don't know how I could've gotten through it on dry land! I did not end up giving birth in the tub unfortunately, but I hope to with my next one. I highly recommend this product - you really don't need anything fancier. Trust me! Also, the Nurture center makes it very easy to reserve, pick up and return the item - no fuss at all. Thanks!user review
Reviewer: Jen
05/10/2010 09:55pm
Thanks so much! Your tub was a huge part of our home birth success story!user review
Reviewer: sabrina nouri moosa
04/13/2010 03:12am
We live in San Francisco but I was so happy to discover your store and rent the tub from you. It was a great experience. Everything was well packed and clean and the service was great. It made our birth story unforgettable. Our older son loved to have the tub around for 3 weeks waiting for the big day. He wanted to fill it everyday and then it finally happened and I couldn't have done it without the tub. Thanks.
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We do require a Return Authorization for all returned merchandise. Items returned without a Return Authorization (RA) number on the outside of the package might be refused delivery or charged a restocking fee. To receive an RA number, call us at 1-888-998-2229 and we will be happy to assist you. Returned items must be received in brand new clean (sellable) condition including original packaging, manuals, warranty cards, tags, etc. Please note that items sold with free shipping will be refunded the product cost less our shipping expense. The customer is responsible for all return and exchange shipping costs, with the exception of flawed merchandise.

No returns on Dutailier furniture or glider cushions
No returns on products marked "Clearance" or "Final Sale"
No returns on books.
No returns on personal-use breast pumps.
Once the box is opened or unsealed, we cannot accept returns of bottles or breastpump replacement parts, due to hygiene and sanitation. Certain bulk parts come from Medela without boxes - because there is no sealed packaging in the first place, we cannot take these back.
There is a 20% restocking fee on - strollers, car seats, mattresses and co-sleepers

Dutailier gliders, cushions, and ottomans cannot be returned or exchanged but you are covered by warranty in case of flaws or shipping damages - just contact us and we can order a replacement and send you a prepaid shipping label at the manufacturer's expense.

You may select your shipping service during checkout. The Nurture Center offers Ground and Air services, as well as Priority Mail. Most orders ship within one business day (check the item availability info for exceptions to this rule). Please note that we cannot give credit for shipping costs if packages are delayed by the carrier in transit or by international customs inspection.

The Nurture Center ships Monday thru Friday (except holidays). Orders placed on Saturdays and Sundays will not ship until the next business day. We will get express orders out the same day if ordered by 1PM pacific time.

Shipping costs are calculated real-time based on shipping method, weight, and distance. We keep these prices as low as possible by never charging a handling fee or adding any markup. To see the actual shipping cost, press the "Add to Cart" button for the items you would like to order. Enter your zip code and click "apply" to see your shipping choices. If you do not finalize your order, your personal information is not transmitted to us.

FedEx Ground

The Nurture Center ships by Fedex Ground. We ship most items from Northern California - see the map below for FedEx Ground transit times to your location Please note that Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays are not considered transit days.

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Fedex Express Saver - 3 Day

Express Saver is a good selection if you are ordering from the East Coast. It takes 3 business days when Ground delivery would be 5 business days.

2nd Day Air and Overnight

We use FedEx 2-day and Overnight. Express orders should be placed by 12 noon pacific time to be guaranteed same-day shipping.

If you order is placed late on Thursday or on Friday morning, and you need Saturday delivery, please enter "Saturday Delivery" in the Comments section. There is an additional charge for FedEx Saturday delivery, which will be added to your shipping charges after your order is placed.

Priority and First Class US Mail

Priority Mail shipping is appropriate for P.O. Boxes, APO addresses, and packages under 4 pounds. Packages under 13 ounces with the Priority Mail shipping option selected might ship First Class Mail.

Shipping Policies for Dutailier Furniture

All Dutailier Furniture must ship Ground. We cannot ship Dutailier Furniture outside of the Continental US, but we can sometimes ship the replacement cushions.

International Orders

We do ship worldwide. In checkout, the country selection box will show the countries that we are able to ship to at this time. We use Priority Mail International which is 6-10 day airmail service, and Express Mail International, which is 3-5 business day delivery service. Not all products are permitted to ship outside the United States.


California customers will be charged 7.25% sales tax.



Aquadoula tubThe AquaDoula is the original portable spa developed specifically for labor and waterbirth. As seen on the Learning Channel's 'A Baby Story', the AquaDoula, for years, has helped mothers and babies worldwide experience a gentler birth.

Easily set up in minutes with minimal assembly, the AquaDoula is soft, yet sturdy, and comfortably accommodates mother and helpmate. Furthermore, the AquaDoula's lightweight, modular design makes for a compact shipping size (2 sq.ft. box/approx. 60 lbs.) allowing convenient transporting and storage.

The AquaDoula is available for rent. We can ship nationwide and the birth tub will arrive to your home with a prepaid return shipping label for after the birth.

Questions? Please call us to check birth tub availability for desired dates or to make a reservation, 888-998-2229
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