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Healthy pregnancy by Lynn Huggins-Cooper, Infinite Ideas

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36. Bag of tricks

What should you pack in your labour kit? What should you – really! – leave at home?

There are some basic items that most people take, but the contents of your bag can be as individual as you are.

If you are having a home birth, these items are just as useful. Pack them in a case and keep them in an accessible place. Should you have to transfer to hospital for any reason, your bag will be ready. Pack your bag so it is ready a couple of weeks before your due date – you never know!

For Mum

  • Birth plan
  • Gentle oil for massage
  • Warm socks – despite the tropical heat in delivery rooms, your feet can become inexplicably frozen!
  • Sugary lollipops or boiled sweets for quick energy and to help keep your mouth moist
  • Three tennis balls ...

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