Part 1 - The Practical stuff
So this question comes up so much in the pregnancy yoga and birth preparation classes that I wanted to talk about some of the practical stuff that’s really useful to have when you do go into labour.
Check out part 2 of 'The Birth. What do I need? Where I discuss how important the birthing environment is and how we can transport and create a positive birth space where ever we are birthing.
PART 1 – The Practical Stuff
PANTS! (Super Comfy is a must)
Pyjamas or a Nightie (Something that unbuttons or is loose up top).
Maternity Pads (forgot to mention this in video)
Breast Pads (For leaky boobs – Bamboo pads are so soft for tender or raw nipples - sold in John Lewis & Amazon).
Lanolin Nipple Cream – Lansinoh is the best, purple tube (sold in boots)
Toiletries (for Hospital or Birth centre – face cream, tooth brush, shampoo
Hair Brush / Bobbles / Hair band
Straws (Maybe something fun to make you giggle – Laughter is SOO Good in the birth space)
Flannels (2 or 3 - again very soft is good - bamboo or 100% cotton)
Raw Honey or Molasses (Local Health food shop or Holland & Barratt)
High Coco Solid Dark Chocolate
Snacks – crackers, oat cakes, fruit, energy bars/balls,
Face wipes – sensitive / non scented