Think about mobilizing during labour, staying upright, changing your position to what feels
comfortable for you. Remember your options are kneeling, squatting, lying down, birthing stool,
shower, swiss ball and support from your birthing partner.
Try to stay relaxed and allow labour to progress. Your own hormones are being released to help you
relax and your uterus to contract.
Consciously relax your shoulders and jaw, abdomen and legs. Trust your instincts.
WHAT WILL YOU NEED IN HOSPITAL
Wear your own clothes to labour in, an old tshirt clean of course.
A clean pillow with coloured pillowslip (white or blue ones might get mistaken for hospital issue)
Energy drinks like lucozade, lemonade or powerade.
Your own blanket, music, aromatherapy, hotpack and cold water spray.
Some food for after the arrival of your baby. Most women do not eat when they are in labour.
Lip salve is a must
Often there is a birthing pool in the delivery roo