Marla and Nikhil
Marla and Nikhil

Experience the Joy of Water Birth!

Water Birth and Birthing Tub Rental in Atlanta, Georgia

Serving Atlanta and Georgia since 1998!

Welcome to my water birth web site!

When I first heard about water birth, it seemed like such an incredible experience that I wanted to know as much about it as possible and experience it for myself. That's why, once I did have a water birth, I wanted to share the possibility with others. Renting a birthing tub has been one way I could encourage this amazing experience.

I found that water birth is a safe and wonderful natural option for enhancing the birthing experience. The advantages for birthing in water include:

  • Pain reduction and relaxation
  • Weight reduction which can help maintain stamina and a variety of positions
  • Gentle birth
  • Privacy/Personal space


True birthing tubs or jacuzzis have many advantages over "kiddie" pools. Some of the advantages of a true birthing tub such as the Aquadoula® Spa include:

  • Safe consistent temperature - a built in heater and thermostat maintain a safe and consistent temperature for any amount of time.
  • Hygenic liner - the Aquadoula® comes with a disposable liner which also assists in cleanup.
  • Sturdy support - The Aquadoula® spa is designed to take the weight of the mother leaning on the sides. It will never collapse.

Rental Information

If you live in the Atlanta area and would like to rent my birthing tub for home birth use, please contact me.

Rental is $200 for a one month rental starting around the 38th week. $50 of the fee given in advance will reserve the tub. Items needed for setup - a garden hose. Everything else is included - including a disposable liner. A small net may be helpful for cleaning.

I currently do not rent for hospital use.

Marla Nargundkar

Tub Specifications

The AquaDoula® Spa has been developed with the waterbirth experience specifically in mind. Easily set up in minutes, the AquaDoula® Spa's portable yet sturdy design comfortably accommodates mother and support. Furthermore, its lightweight, compact storage size makes transporting the AquaDoula® Spa a snap; it fits on a cart and weighs less than 50 lbs.

Features include:

  • Padded floor and sturdy side walls offer comfort and support.
  • Light aqua color enhances visibility.
  • Heavy duty permanent vinyl liner promotes durability
  • Disposable Liner for easy cleaning.
  • Ample size accommodates 2 to 3 adults with easy access.
  • Easy to set up in under 20 minutes - Filling takes around 40 minutes to an hour.
  • Faucet Adapter and pump for easy filling and draining.
  • Solid State Dual Heater System with thermostat control maintaining safe and consistent water temperature.
  • Insulated cover minimizes heat loss.

Other Water Birth Resources:



Atlanta Area Birth Resources

  • GFOM - Georgia Friends of Midwives - Advocacy group
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