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Tub VS Whirlpool in LDRP

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We are in the process of construction of a new OB unit, here in Juneau, AK . I am trying to contact other OB units to determine if they are putting in whirlpools or deep tubs. I have heard that many are going to tubs instead of whirlpools and that that may have to do with "Infection Control" issues and JCAHO. Do any of you know any hospital building new units or doing extensive remodeling, that I are putting in tubs? I would appreciate knowing the reasons behind this decision, so I can present this to our CEO. Does anyone have any information regarding this? A decission that has to be made ASAP.Thank you in advance.

Marcia

We're in the midst of planning a remodel. Our rooms do not and will not be getting tubs (despite our wishes) but we do have a jacuzzi room that we will be keeping. The jacuzzi is intended only for use in labor; our waterbirths are done in a freestanding portable waterbirth tub that does not have jets. When we remodel, we will be getting rid of the portable tub and having a better waterbirth tub permanently installed.

We recently had a JCAHO inspection and they didn't have a problem with the jacuzzi.

I'm not sure how helpful this info will be to you but I thought I'd chime in anyway.

we are planning a new hospital and have decided upon great showers with multiple jets in each room and portable tubs. Our planning showed that it was very difficult to get a large enough tub in the bathroom and still have room for labor support while the woman is in the tub. We also thought that

being able to have the tub in our labor room with dim lights ability to have music would be better than in the bathroom.

Our sister hospital researched quite extensively and found that women wanted the tubs mostly for deep submersion and that the jets with showers provided the same relief as a jacuzzi.

We are going to have the special plumbing in each room with 5 tubs available for our 20 bed LDR unit

We are a small hospital and are almost done with our OB renovation. We have placed whirlpool bathtubs in every suite and our patients are loving them, both antepartum and postpartum. They are sanitized by houskeeping post discharge.

We are in the process of construction of a new OB unit, here in Juneau, AK . I am trying to contact other OB units to determine if they are putting in whirlpools or deep tubs. I have heard that many are going to tubs instead of whirlpools and that that may have to do with "Infection Control" issues and JCAHO. Do any of you know any hospital building new units or doing extensive remodeling, that I are putting in tubs? I would appreciate knowing the reasons behind this decision, so I can present this to our CEO. Does anyone have any information regarding this? A decission that has to be made ASAP.Thank you in advance.

Marcia

I have never met a doctor that will preform a water birth. The risk for aspiration pneumonia is too high ( so i have been told) this is interesting to me.

I have never met a doctor that will preform a water birth. The risk for aspiration pneumonia is too high ( so i have been told) this is interesting to me.

There's a good excuse! Babies don't breathe under water and they are in water before birth. I don't think that one will fly.

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