She also had a great time using the pool in the days leading up to established labour. As many women have found, utilizing the buoyancy of the water to ease a near full term pregnant mama's muscles and joints is a wonderful treat and helps promote wellbeing and stress reduction which can encourage labour to begin on time and run more smoothly.
Post birth water chilling can relieve tired mamas and aid the healing process from multiple angles - The simple act of immersing in deep warm/hot water soothes sleepy but stressed women who are short on time and without having to leave the house. Stretches and even small tears respond very well to a deep soak too and back/neck aches from those many hours of staring down at your beauteous new baby or establishing breast/bottle feeding melt away in the pool.
Chilling out in a pool at any point during pregnancy is wonderful and mamas who rent one of our pools can take full advantage of their four weeks with the Birth Pool in a Box before, during and even after birth.