MLM ~ Always by your side
If you think you are going into labour monitor the frequency and length of your contractions.
Most hospital protocols will usually invite you in for an assessment if you are having 3 contractions in 10 minutes, each lasting 45 seconds. NICE Guidelines consider you to be in established labour once you are contracting 3:10 and are 4cm dilated.
If everything is normal and you have a low risk pregnancy try to stay at home for as long as possible.
Relax between contractions, have a nice warm bath, take deep breaths, up to 1g of paracetamol and keep well hydrated.
If you have any complications or are GBS + then call the hospital for advice if you think you are going into labour.
Trust your body, try to stay calm and be as open minded as possible especially if it’s your first baby.
I hope to take some of the pressure off your birth preparations by providing you with premium, organic and safe essential items. I have left room for you to pack your own items and some home comforts for you to bring into hospital in the suggested list below.
I wish you all the best when that special time comes, enjoy your baby!
Your Don’t Forget List
Change for the car park
Your own pillow case
Snacks for both you and your birth partner
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Car seat or safe mode of transport for your baby to leave in
Lavender oil (pop a few drops on your pillow for a calming nights sleep)
Glasses and contacts if you wear them
Formula milk if you plan to bottle feed