MUST HAVE’S for Labor, Birth and Post-Partum
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Ok, let’s be honest here!
Pregnancy might be one of the toughest things you do in life. Your body is going through tons of changes not only physical but emotional too. Birth doesn’t stay far behind, it is actually a notch over pregnancy. Sometimes you head into labor without being fully prepared, maybe baby decides to arrive early. I honestly think having bags ready by 34 weeks is a good idea, but then again, it’s up to you.
That said… I think we are always looking what do we need to have ready for a birth. Mind you, to some point this applies to both a hospital birth and a home birth. I feel these things I’ve added are definitely some of the ones you DEFINITELY don’t want to forget. Besides your important documents of course.
I reached out to a local MetroWest Group as well as mom’s that follow me on my Facebook Page for some tips in regards to what things we all need to have during labor and birth. Some gave me tons of ideas for Post-Partum too so I thought I would add them. Honestly these are all amazing, and I added a few of my own that I thought are MUST-HAVE’S!
LABOR AND BIRTH
Honorable Mention: Oil Diffuser
This one might not apply to everyone, but essential oils are super helpful during birth, especially lavender essential oil and/or peppermint oil. It is not only helpful for relaxing but can also help with labor pains. Always let your providers know during birth you plan on using essential oils, if you plan to do so.
Honorable Mention: Adult Diapers are life
Alright, we talked about the good and now lets talk about the nasties… People, Post-Partum is no joke. Your body is STILL going through a lot of changes. I remember I was recommended with my first Maternity Pads, but no, go ahead and get some big ol’ adult diapers, you won’t regret it. It’s like underwear with a pad. There are some nice options too for when the flow is lighter that are basically underwear that are water resistant, here is one that I found on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N1PRFLE.
LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS IF THERE IS ANYTHING ELSE YOU FEEL IS SUPER IMPORTANT TO BRING WITH YOU TO YOUR BIRTH… I KNOW EVERYONE HAS THEIR OWN PRIORITIES!
HOPE YOU ENJOYED…