Tending to and preparing for the 5 senses during #labour and #birth are very important aspects of creating a calm, soothing, and familiar environment for labour and birth to occur. I have put together a quick list of items to consider for each of the 5 senses. Please feel free to adapt and add to this list for yourself and leave any additional suggestions in the comments.
scented candles or incense
smoothies/fresh juiced veggies & fruits
carbohydrate snacks (toast, crackers, etc.)
avoiding idle chit-chat
comfortable clothing/robe & socks
birth ball & other birthing props
water (shower/bath/birthing pool)
lighting (soft & low)
covering clocks (maybe even mirrors?)
meaningful items/birth altar
people who give you strength (either present or pictures of them)
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