Legionnaires’ disease: risks of pre-heated birthing pools

For midwives to advise pregnant women considering a home birth using a type of birthing pool that carries a risk of Legionnaires’ disease.


Pre-heated birthing pools and risk of Legionnaires’ disease

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This guidance includes:

  • types of birthing pool are considered high risk
  • information on Legionnaires’ disease
  • advice on use of a birthing pool
Published 9 August 2017