Sunday, May 6, 2012
Tools of My Trade #6
I definitely have a love hate relationship with this hose! I absolutely love our birth pools, they are amazing for women in labor, and fantastic for birth. I do not, however, enjoy the management of the hose. Our pools are stand alone, with no internal plumbing. This is good for the prevention of bacterial growth and the ability to clean them properly between each woman. It is not good for those of us that have to drain and then re-fill the pools. This particular hose is the "dirty" hose and is used to drain the water out, so it is connected to a lovely sump pump. Now, don't be fooled by the mild look of the hose and pump. The sump pump can be temperamental and moody, the hose itself loves to get tangled in your feet and legs, all in all it is a tricky business....especially at 0200 in the morning!