Great ideas for us newbies! I love the rolling pin you can put water in. I'm looking for a few flame- less candles to keep in mine.That hospital lighting can be killer on the eyes.Can anyone suggest a good birth ball? They all seem alike but the prices vary so much that there must be something different about them.
I don't carry many "tools" for the birth, mostly just what I need for me in case the birth is long. I did make a Rebozo out of a throw blanket at a birth last year. I had never used one. The birth seemed too intense too early and then stayed that way for hours with a third baby. I got the mom on all fours and used the Rebozo to support her stomach in between contractions for about 3 contractions. Then everything changed and it was time to go to the hospital. The baby was born about an hour after that. I'm thinking about getting a Rebozo since the hospital sheets might not work as well as a soft throw blanket did.
Mom to 3