The Nest Southwest offer a Hire, Borrow, Buy service for a selection of birth related items to support families living in the Exeter and Exmouth areas. This has been possible thanks to funding gratefully received from Exeter City Council.

We have various birthing items available for hire, including a birthing pool, birthing balls and TENS machines, and a selection of books to borrow related to pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding.
Hire is available for 6 weeks from 37 weeks pregnant. Should you require for a longer period then please ask. We offer discounts to those on low income and/or benefits.

More information below, please read then get in touch to check availability

Hire a Birth Pool

Birth pool in a box pro – Regular size
with electric inflatable pump

Standard Pool package: 6 week hire: £30.

Refundable deposit £150*

*please note it is essential to buy your own disposable pool liner to use with the birth pool. More info in T&C’s.

Hire a TENS Machine

OBI tens Plus

6 week hire: £15

Refundable deposit: £60

Hire a Birthing Ball

Birth Essential 55cm birthing ball & pump

6 week hire: £5

Refundable deposit: £10

Contact form to check availability and reserve a hire item from The Nest to be collected from Nesters Pregnancy group.

Before sending a message please be sure to read the T&C’s and the hire agreement (next to each hire item) as FAQ can be answered there…


We have a lending library of books to borrow from our in-person Nesting Group that meets fortnightly.


Currently we only have one thing for sale while we set up the rest of our shop.

Written by one of The Nest directors. ‘A Birth Path’ booklet is available to buy via amazon


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