Whether you are laboring at home, in a hospital, or in a birthing center, with a little planning and preparation, you can create more comfort, pleasure, and support for yourself during your labor and after your birth. A great place to start is to focus on the five senses: sight, hearing, taste, touch, and smell.
I want to share with you what I appreciated having available during my labor and early postpartum, as well as some helpful tips that I have learned along the way in my work in supporting mothers and babies. One thing is for sure, a few thoughtful and well-considered things are better than loads of the alternative, so focus your efforts on what will support your heart, mind, and body.
You will be grateful you did.