Ceiling-Mounts for Birthing Sling Cloths

Ceiling mounted birth sling

Ceiling sling metal work sketch (a carabina is also included)

A birthing sling is a valuable and increasingly popular means of promoting and active labour and birth.

We sell a kit of metalwork (in steel and stainless steel) to bolt to a roof joist/girder.  This kit uses generic steel metalwork to anchor an eye-bolt from which to suspend a sling cloth. The eye-bolt is long enough to protrude through a false ceiling.

The metal work has been tested to 400kg* . No other certification for this kit is claimed or implied.

*If you’re thinking of using the ceiling mount for any lifting or as a pulley-fixing, it would have a working load of 200kg.

So long as a cloth has strength and wash-ability, there is no reason at all for a hospital not to obtain its own material to use as a sling.  Sling cloths should be about 6m in length so that, when looped in half, they reach low enough from the ceiling.  

We can put you in touch with a supplier of 6m birth sling cloths.  The designs and colours of the sling cloths change too frequently to give a selection here, so if you tell us a colour preference and a few pointers to pattern, we’ll gather together the current options.  Those below are available at the moment.  These vary in price but we can send you a range of patterns currently available and their prices.

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