Our pregnancy experts reveal all the essential you need in your maternity bag!
Pack a picnic:
Well not quite a picnic, but if you’re in labour for a longer period of time, it’s likely that you are going to need a bit of a sugar boost to keep your energy levels up! Sugary sweets like jelly beans or chewy mints are great to chomp on and sports drinks will also help quench your thirst and provide energy to the body.
Everyone feels different in pregnancy so whilst the thought of food might want to make some people throw-up, others might be ravenous. Ensure you take some snacks that are easy to stomach and eat such as crackers, muesli bars, biscuits or fruit.
Things to help you pass the time:
During labour you’re unlikely to feel like reading a book, however having a magazine to flip through or a tablet handy might be a welcome distraction in between contractions. Make sure you download some TV shows or some of your favourite movies to watch in case your internet service is patchy!
Something to help you be calm:
Easier said than done right?
Hospitals can sometimes feel very sterile so you might want to create your own little spa-like environment with some nice smelly products. A few spritzes of the mio Liquid Yoga space spray will release an amazing blend of essentials oils into the air to instantly create an oasis of calm. Alternatively, plug-in or battery operated oil diffusers are also fantastic because provide a heatless, flameless way of filling up the room with a nice spa-like scent.