CUB - Comfortable Upright Birth Hire
What is the CUB Comfortable Upright Birth?
The CUB is a comfortable, versatile, inflatable support designed to help mothers adopt and maintain positions that are physically the most helpful for them and their babies during labour and birth.
When the mother is in an upright position it can help the baby to be in the best (easiest) position for birth, making more space within her pelvis than if she is semi sitting or lying on her back on a bed.
Positioning is something that we discuss in our Hypnobirthing Australia classes, and I love that the CUB helps women to remain upright and active in supported positions.
Current research has shown that this can make labour shorter and giving birth easier as well as increase safety for the mother and her baby by reducing the risks of complications during birth. Read more about the research about the CUB here
The CUB can be used throughout labour as a comfortable support, either to sit on, rest on or lean over as well as to give birth to the baby on. It is suitable for use in hospitals, birth centres or at home births, and can also be beneficial to use in the last few weeks of pregnancy to assist baby into an optimal position in your pelvis.
CUB Hire Details
Hire period: 5 weeks (generally 37-42 weeks to cover when you may go into labour)
Cost: $80 with pick up/return at Magill (eastern suburbs), $10 extra for delivery to your home/collection after your birth. 50% deposit to book.
The CUB arrives in a small box which includes a pump. The CUB is easily inflated in a matter of minutes, and is incredibly soft and comfortable while also providing stability that fit balls just don't have.
You do not need to be a client of Hannah's to hire the CUB, however special prices do apply for current clients who have attended Hypnobirthing Australia classes with Hannah or private midwifery services - please enquire for further details.