We asked, and you answered! According to some Minnesota Birth Center mamas, these items are essential for birth:
#1 Snacks – some notable mentions include…honey, dates, gummy bears, and nuts.
#2 Water – or other forms of hydration like Gatorade or coconut water.
#3 Phone charger – gotta stay connected and get all those baby pics!
#4 Chapstick – keep those lips hydrated too.
#5 Hairbands – anyone with long hair knows these are crucial in keeping those lovely locks off your neck and face.
#6 Comfy clothes – for you AND your partner.
#7 Lighting – fairy lights or LED candles work great. If you birth at Minnesota Birth Center we have the candles covered.
#8 Toothbrush or Listerine – keep that mouth clean!
#9 Essential oils – we have those too!
#10 Your own pillow and/or blanket.
A few other great ideas:
- Comfy shoes
- Clothes for baby – bring a few sizes. Sometimes those babes don’t fit in the newborn sizes!
- Deodorant – you might want/need it. 😉
- These days, we also recommend a few of your favorite face masks. Minnesota Birth Center does not require a mask for clients in labor, but all visitors are expected to be masked anytime a provider is in the birth room.
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