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Old 12-08-04, 08:38 PM
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What do you suggest ALL laboring women have on hand during birth?
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Old 12-08-04, 11:32 PM
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We bought a back massager for my dh to use on my back during labor unfortunately we left it in the car. My dh's hands got really tired massaging my back. Oh, That brings up the number 1 thing to have. A coach. Somebody to support you and the way you want to give birth can be invaluable.

And a big tub.
 
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Old 12-18-04, 05:33 AM
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A tennis ball for sure for back labor!
 
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Old 12-22-04, 01:40 AM
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Ice chips!! Grind them up in the blender when you feel active labor beginning and keep them in the freezer.
 
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Old 12-28-04, 12:56 AM
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Well, I labored in the shower on a huge birthing ball with my son. It helped so much for relaxation and I totally plan on getting a birthing pool of some kind for this birth. I think it will help out like the shower did.
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