Over the years I have gathered lots of helpful goodies to bring into and help with the birthing processes … Every birth experience I have been part of has never been the same , So with every birth comes something new that I learn and can then add to my bag of tricks .
Battery operated, flame free candles -Nothing creates a soothing atmosphere like candle light , unfortunately you can’t bring anything flammable into a hospital . These candles are a must to create a good relaxing vibe !!!
Sent ball aromatherapy diffuser – I don’t know about you but I find the hospital to be such a blah and stale environment , just by adding some yummy smelling oils will help shift the whole feeling in the room . I tend to use oils of clary sage and lavender mixed together. As the birth progresses I switch to a blend of oils of ylang ylang and sweet orange . All these oils help with the birthing process .
Spectrum organic unscented coconut oil – I use this to massage my clients back , head, legs and feet . I melt the oil to a liquid and add a mix oils of eucalyptus , clary sage and lavender . I use another blend of lavender and sandalwood on the head to help relax and calm the mind.
Peppermint oil – If my client starts to get tired I dab a drop on each temple , it’s an instant pick me up.
Rescue remedy – A Bach flower remedy that helps ease the nerves and calms you down . Believe it or not, I bring for my pregnant clients but end up giving it to others in the room instead most of the time. I also have in my bag , just in case .. the Bach remedies of Olive ( helps restore energy when you are physically and mentally exhausted ) , Cherry plum ( helps you act rationally and think clearly when you fear loosing control ) and White chestnut ( encourages a peaceful and calm mind when thoughts and worries go round and round in your head )
Valerian root, Rescue remedy and Calm the powdered drink – For anyone who is in the room that is feeling worried or stressed ( partner , friends , parents and in laws – this is a big hit – I dish it out like candy ) Remember … the calmer everyone is in the room the calmer the laboring mother will be.
Sleep mask – It’s important to sleep and rest up for pushing , this helps darken the room to promote sleep.
Ear plugs – Blocks out noise and again helps with a deeper sleep.
Arnica 30x – I feed it to my client during labor and after to help with the healing.
Ginger brew or , ginger tea or ginger root- Helps to ease nausea.
Nux vomica – Homeopathic remedy to help with nausea.
Red raspberry leaf tea – Helps tone and strengthen the uterus and helps with pain
Camomile tea – To help relax
Honey – For the tea and also for an energy boost
Lollipops – for a little extra energy and to get salvia in mouth
Dr schultze’s super food bars , almonds , dried fruit , water , coconut water - To munch on and drink -
I pad – Full of healing music that relaxes and calms the body, mind and spirit
Mason Pearson hair brush – To scratch with if someone gets an epidural you tend to get itchy, this works wonders.
Ice bag – I place on forehead to help cool off .
Smith’s minted rose lip balm – So yummy and keeps lips from getting dry
Mints – to freshen up the breath
Jurlique rose water face mist – soothing and refreshing
Paper or battery operated fan – Pregnant woman especially in birth tend to be hot
I would love to hear if anyone has anything else I could add to my bag of tricks !! Always looking for new goodies to add to the mix .. Thanks xoxoxxo Lori B