AVE Active Birthing Bed

Supporting active births.

INNOVATIVE DESIGN

The AVE Active Birthing Bed offers all the functionality of a regular delivery bed with a softer visual appearance.

It is a popular choice for active birth environments and with its unique, space-saving foot section it can be set up as a chair to save space and avoid being the focal point of the room.

The AVE has full electronic adjustment with hi-lo, backrest, and seat section selection & is supplied as standard with battery backup.

Lithotomy poles for suturing, large wheels for patient transfers, a plethora of upright & active positioning options, and a unique evacuation from birth pool solution make the AVE a unique option for midwife-led units

NICE GUIDELINE COMPLIANCE

In CG190 Intrapartum care: the care of healthy women & their babies during childbirth, NICE recommends that women should be encouraged to be as mobile as possible and to change position as often as they wish.

They also recommend that safe transfer of care protocols are in place and that equipment is available for appropriate positioning during perineal care.

The AVE Active Birthing Bed is supplied with features that deliver against each of these recommendations.

  • A large range of positions to try through labour and delivery
  • Highly adjustable lithotomy poles for positioning during perineal care
  • Large wheels for transfer of care in-between settings

 

INTEGRATED FOOT SECTION

The foot section of the AVE is fully integrated into the bed and never needs to be lifted off.

It lowers and stows under the bed in seconds for immediate perineal access without having to remove the mattress.

 

TILTING FOOT SECTION

The foot section can be lowered and tilted to any degree of inclination,  allowing the woman to naturally position her feet against it.

LEG REST POSITIONS

The AVE “Active” birthing bed is supplied as standard with lithotomy poles.

They can be used for traditional lithotomy positioning, left-lateral positioning, or even deployed as stable footrests.

Ideal for more advanced positioning during suturing or a delayed second stage.

 

CPR & EMERGENCY

The AVE bed has a fully integrated CPR feature which allows the backrest to be returned to flat in seconds.

With a manual release on both sides of the bed, access is permanently available and Trendelenburg functionality is also standard.

 

SPACE-SAVING FOOTPRINT

When the AVE is set up in the chair position it can be placed in the corner to avoid being the focal point of the room.

In this position, it takes up half the space of a regular bed and encourages the woman to use it for upright and active positions.

EVACUATION FROM POOL

The AVE Active Birthing Bed has the unique ability to fit closely to almost any birthing pool.

This makes pool evacuation significantly safer by eliminating the usual gaps between bed and pool.

Whether using an evacuation net or simply putting the bed close to the rim for her to climb onto, the gap is minimized and safety is maximized.

  • HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE

    AVE “Active” birthing bed is height adjustable to match the exit rim height of almost all pools.

  • CLOSE FIT

    The unique oval shape fits closely to the pool and minimises transfer gaps. The unique foot section allows exit directly onto the centre of the bed.

  • EASY TO USE

    Splash proof, electrically adjustable without mains power and easily manoeuvred, the AVE is well suited to the environment.

 

UPRIGHT AND ACTIVE POSITIONING

The AVE Active Birthing Bed can be used for a multitude of active positions.

It is stable in any position and can be used to support standing labour and several “off-the-bed” positions.

POSITIONING GALLERY