A Complementary Tool Provided by Bold Doula! Not To Replace Information From Prenatal Clinician.
If you are clinically cleared to labor at home with no instruction to go to the hospital at the immediate onset of your contractions, this article may be of support to you.
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Supporting Tools and Techniques
While laboring at home, you may want to use the shower for relaxation with contractions. If your water has not broke you may sit in a tub of warm water, not hot water.
Please always be supervised while in tub/shower.
Please have someone with you at all times.
Taking a walk, squatting, dancing, using a birth ball, & yoga mat are also helpful tools to labor at home. Music, TV, & aroma therapy can also be used.
SLEEP! Yes, sleeping is the very best thing when you can while in labor: Sleep allows the conscious mind to rest; the subconscious comes forward in a state of relaxation, your labor can progress freely without the restrictions of being conscious/awake. If you can sleep, please take that break & do so!
***Make sure all child care and pet care supports are in place so when going to the hospital, birthing center, or home birth these concerns are already addressed & supported.
***Have your bag, baby’s bag, car seat and father/partner’s bag already to go as well as the newborn car seat already installed in the car.
Happy Healthy, Successful, Safe Laboring At Home!
Always Keep Your Prenatal Provider & Birth Doula In The Know!