Welcome to expectancy!
As your time for delivery approaches, many things are on your mind. Baby clothes, bassinets and buggies are in your head or already waiting in the nursery. Please don’t forget that this is also the time to pay special attention to yourself and to the needsof your changing body.
The newborn baby’s requirements are minimal at this stage: cotton wool (make-up removing pads are softest and easiest to use), nappies for newborns, Woundand graze powder for the umbilical cord, baby blanket pref. cotton, and baby clothes also pref. cotton.
Clothing: t-shirt for labour, warm socks, warm gown or tracksuit, pajamas or other loose clothing for after the birth, slippers, toiletries and something to tie your hair up with.
Niceto have: lip ice, aromatherapy oils, labour oil, homeopathic treatments to assist labour and influence the pliability of the perineum, music for during labour.
Comfy clothes, Swimming trunks, toiletries, camera, cell phone and charger. You will also be the DJ,so check the music. Please bring loads of patience and TLC!
The same goodies list as for the home birth less the maternity pads, linen savers and nipple cream, which are supplied. Should you wish to have a water birth, you would need to get 1 packets of course salt to add to the water. Other remedies are very beneficial for increasing the pliability of the perineum (evening primrose oil),stimulating contractions and maturing the babies lungs (Chaulophyllum), preventing and assisting complications (Pulstatilla homeopathic remedy to position your babe), healing your body afterthe birth (Arnica) and for many other reasons. The pregnancy Homeopathic kit has all of these, as does the pregnancy and babe oil kit, these can be ordered from your midwife.