Collection is free in Centurion and must be carried out on a day and time agreed to with Shakti Births.
We make use of The Courier Guy and/or Pudo for shipping anywhere in South Africa, to your door.
Shipping takes 1–5 business days, depending on the size of the parcel and where you are located.
Rates vary depending on whether the items you order are for sale or hire.
Shipping calculations for hired items include return courier. Once you notify Shakti Births that your baby has been born, we will book the courier service to return your hired items within 3 (three) business days.
Please confirm the shipping option and rates on the checkout page before placing your order.
Birth Equipment Rental Agreement/Terms and Conditions
This Equipment Lease Agreement (“Lease”) is made and effective the current user (“Lessee”) checking out with their order on https://www.shaktibirths.co.za and the payment of the rental invoice by the Lessee prior to collection or delivery of the lease equipment, by and between Tamryn Schmahl t/a Shakti Births (“Lessor”) and the Lessee, collectively referred to as the “Parties”. The Lessor desires to lease to the Lessee, and the Lessee desires to lease from the Lessor, certain tangible personal property. Now, therefore, in consideration of the mutual covenants and promises hereinafter set forth, the Parties hereto agree as follows:
The Lessor hereby leases to the Lessee, and the Lessee hereby leases from the Lessor, the described equipment (the “Equipment”) added to the order made when agreeing to these Terms and Conditions upon Checkout. The Lessor warrants that the Lessor has the right to lease the equipment, as provided in this Lease.
2. Lease Term, Rent and Deposit
2.1. The term of this Lease shall commence on the start date described in the order and shall expire after 28 (twenty-eight) days or the day your baby is born, whichever should occur first. If mutually agreed to by both Lessor and Lessee, this Lease may be extended by 7 (seven) days at a time at a cost of 1/4 (one quarter) the Equipment’s rental fee.
2.2. The rent for the Equipment shall be paid in advance in full within 24 (twenty-four) hours of submitting the order corresponding to these Terms and Conditions.
2.3. A refundable deposit of R100,00 per rental Item is included in the Equipment’s rental fee and will be refunded within 7 (seven) days of returning the Equipment undamaged.
2.4. The rental period however expires once the baby is born and the Equipment should be returned within 3 (three) business days from date of birth of the baby or the date of expiry of this contract, whichever should occur first.
2.5. The Lessee will inform Shakti Births once the baby is born.
2.6. It is required that the Lessee unpack and inspect the contents of the Equipment upon collection/delivery, and the Lessee is advised to do a practice run with the Equipment prior to the due date to ensure that all the Equipment is in good working order, and any issues
that arise can be addressed timeously.
3.1. The Lessee shall use the Equipment in a careful and proper manner and shall comply with and conform to all national, provincial, municipal, police and other laws, ordinances and regulations of the Republic of South Africa (“South Africa”) in any way relating to the possession, use or maintenance of the Equipment.
3.2. Shakti Births will not take any responsibility for any issues that may arise (equipment malfunction, etc.) on the day of the baby’s birth.
3.3. No refund will be issued for any situation in which the Equipment is not used due to circumstances beyond the control of Shakti Births. Such circumstances include, but not limited to, complications during pregnancy, a quick birth and/or where the Lessee’s caregiver and/or hospital ended up not using the Equipment.
3.4. Birth Pool Special Conditions and Standard Warnings of Use
3.4.1. Pregnant woman and persons suffering from heart disease, diabetes, and high or low blood pressure should not enter the Birth Pool without medical consultation and permission from their doctor and/or midwife.
3.4.2. Use a smooth, solid surface for setting up the Birth Pool and keep all foreign sharp objects away from and out of the Birth Pool to protect against punctures or other damage to the Birth Pool.
3.4.3 DO NOT OVERFILL. Taking into consideration water displacement when individuals enter the Birth Pool, take care not to overfill the Birth Pool.
3.4.4. Avoid electric shock and personal injury by keeping all electric devices, such as lamps and appliances, minimum of 3m away from the filled Birth Pool at all times.
3.4.5. Check Birth Pool temperature before use. The maximum safe water temperature should be established by your medical caregiver and generally not exceed 37.2 degrees.
3.4.6. Unsupervised used by children prohibited. Never leave children unattended without adult supervision in the vicinity of the filled Birth Pool.
3.4.7. Please keep pets away from the Birth Pool at all times.
3.4.8. It is not recommended to enter the Birth Pool whilst the electric heater is in the Birth Pool. Remove the electric heater prior to entering the Birth Pool.
4. Repairs and Maintenance
4.1. The Lessor, at its own cost, shall keep the Equipment in good repair, condition and working order and shall furnish any and all parts, mechanisms and devices required to keep the Equipment in good mechanical working order.
4.2. The Lessee shall not repair or materially alter the physical or otherwise makeup of the Equipment in any way.
4.3. Equipment is checked by the Lessor before collection by the Lessee. In the event that the Equipment appears damaged when the Lessee collects the Equipment, the Lessee must notify Lessor immediately upon first inspection of the Equipment and the Lessor will negotiate a mutually agreeable solution with the Lessee.
5. Damage, Loss, and Insurance
5.1. The Lessee hereby assumes and shall bear the entire risk of loss and damage to the Equipment from any and every cause. The Lessee shall be responsible to maintain insurance on the Equipment with losses payable to the Lessor against damage, loss, fire, theft, collision, and other such risks as are appropriate and specified by the Lessor.
5.2. In the event of damage of any kind whatsoever to the Equipment, the Lessee agrees to immediately contact the Lessor with an accurate description of the damage and the circumstances of its occurrence. The Lessee agrees to be bound, legally and otherwise, by the report of the Lessor’s chosen repair venue as to the cause of the damage to the Equipment.
5.3. The Equipment will be deemed to be sold to the Lessee when Lessee has failed to return the Equipment to the Lessor and not contacted the Lessor in writing within two (2) days of expiration of the Term.
5.4. In the event of loss of any kind whatsoever to the Equipment, the Lessee shall notify the Lessor the same day of loss and*, at the Lessor’s option and whatever option is higher: (i) Replace the same with like equipment in good repair, condition and working order; or (ii) Pay to the Lessor the replacement cost of the Equipment.
6. Out-of-Stock Equipment and Multiple Equipment Orders
6.1. Lessor will make the Equipment available to the Lessor product as it becomes available.
6.2. Where the Equipment the Lessee ordered is out of stock, delaying fulfilling the Lessee’s order, the Lessor will keep the Lessee informed of any such Equipment and will negotiate a mutually agreeable solution with the Lessee.
6.3. For a multiple Equipment order, the Lessor will make every attempt to make available to the Lessee all the Equipment contained in the order at the same time. Equipment that is unavailable at the time of collection may be collected as they become available, unless the Lessee notifies the Lessor of their alternate wishes to this end.
7.1. Upon the expiration or earlier termination of this Lease, the Lessee shall return the Equipment to the Lessor in good repair, condition and working order, ordinary wear and tear resulting from proper use thereof alone excepted.
7.2. The Lessor’s acceptance of the Equipment upon return by Lessee shall not represent the Lessor’s acceptance as to condition of Equipment upon return and the Lessor reserves the right to make assessment regarding the condition of the Equipment.
The Lessee shall keep the Equipment free and clear of all levies, taxes, duties, liens, charges and other encumbrances. The Lessee shall report to the Lessor, pay and discharge all levies, taxes, duties, liens, charges and other encumbrances arising from the Lessee’s use or operation of the Equipment. In the event that such are levied against the Lessor, the Lessee agrees to reimburse the Lessor in full for those charges.
The Lessee shall indemnify the Lessor against, and hold the Lessor harmless from, any and all claims, actions, suits, proceedings, costs, expenses, injuries, damages and liabilities, including reasonable attorney’s fees and costs, arising out of, connected with, or resulting from the Lessee’s use of the Equipment.
Late returns are subject to a fee equivalent to the day rental price at time of hire per day.
11. Ownership and Assignment
The Equipment is, and shall at all times be and remain, the sole and exclusive property of the Lessor; and the Lessee shall have no right, title or interest therein or thereto except as expressly set forth in this Lease. The Lessee shall not assign or transfer this Lease or its interest in the Equipment without the prior written consent of the Lessor.
12. Additional Documents
If the Lessor shall so request, the Lessee shall execute and deliver to the Lessor such documents as the Lessor shall deem necessary or desirable for purposes of recording or filing to protect the interest of the Lessor in the Equipment including, but not limited to, copies of an identity document or passport.
13. Entire Agreement
13.1. This Lease constitutes the entire agreement between the Parties and supersedes any prior understanding or representation preceding the date of this Lease.
13.2. This Lease may be modified in writing and must be signed by both the Lessor and the Lessee. Headings used in this Lease are provided for convenience only and shall not be used to construe meaning or intent.
Every effort is made to assure that descriptions and prices are correct. The Lessor reserves the right to correct errors as needed. All prices and availability are subject to change without notice.
15. Governing Law
This Lease shall be construed and enforced according to laws of South Africa.