About Barefoot Birth PoolsMore and more families are discovering the joy of welcoming their babies to the world from the comforts of their own home. With three children of our own and a background in pregnancy and birth support work Barefoot Birth Pools pride ourselves on understanding the needs of families planning to hire a birth pool for their homebirth.
Our aimsBarefoot Birth Pools puts the health and safety of customers before all else, aiming to provide a secure and relaxing experience from the first point of contact. We hope to provide a clear and informative service ensuring our customers feel supported at every stage of the process of hiring and using our birth pools.
Barefoot Birth Pools operates as a Limited Company hiring birth pools to parents-to-be. We purchased Gentle Water in 2011 from the previous owner, Imogen Makepeace. Gentle Water and its sister shop, The Beautiful Birth Centre, were one of the longest established birth pool hire companies in the UK and had been hiring pools from the Brighton and Hove area since 1997.