Labour & Birth Checklist: Water

labour and birth checklist

It’s really important to drink plenty of water in labour – as it begins, with your powerful contractions and throughout birth, as well as when your baby is here.

It can be useful to have a water bottle with you so you can keep taking sips. Using a straw can also be useful in labour, so you can easily drink while resting in-between contractions.

It is easy to forget to drink water but you need the fuel it gives you – it can give you energy, it eases any headaches and it helps your body do what it needs to do to bring you your baby.

Book a session with me if you have questions, need some additional support or preparation for birth & baby.

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antenatal & postnatal specialist | working with parents since 2002