Natural labour essentials

Natural labour essentials

The big day is getting closer and closer – we’re finally going to meet our baby! I have just 5 weeks to go till my due date on 12th November. I’d love to share with you my natural labour essentials for my HypnoBirthing birth – these are the items I’ll be using to make my labour easier and more comfortable.

I’ll be taking my natural labour essentials with me separately so I can access everything easily without it getting mixed into my other hospital bag items.

With Jonah’s labour there was no time for self care products. All my kit was packed away into a suitcase and was never used as everything was such a rush! I arrived at hospital 10cm dilated and Jonah was in distress.

Having these items in an easy to access pack makes me feel so well-prepared in my final weeks.

I hope you enjoy reading about them!

Natural labour essentials

Vital Touch Natalia Labour Massage Oil

In HypnoBirthing, massage of the birthing mother from her birth partner is a large part of expressing love and support during labour. It also helps to increase oxytocin levels which helps with contractions and keeps labour going.

Vital Touch Natalia Labour Massage Oil

Natalia Labour Massage Oil is an organic blend featuring clary sage, jasmine, and bergamot in a base of organic sunflower oil.

Natalia claim it will help support, relax, and ease pain in the early stages of labour.

Vital Touch Natalia Labour Massage Oil

Buy Now – £10.75 at Mama Organica


HYP Calm Candle

If you’ve read my third trimester essentials, you’ll know how much I love this candle! Designed for use during HypnoBirthing practise, it supports deep relaxation.

HYP Calm Candle

With organic lavender, frankincense, and mandarin, it smells beautiful. Because I’ve been burning the candle during my relaxation sessions, I’ve come to associate the fragrance with relaxation.

I’ll only be able to use this candle at home since my hospital doesn’t allow real candles.

HYP Calm Candle

Buy Now – £25 at Mama Organica


Odylique Calming Rose Super Tonic

I’ll be using this gorgeous rose water based tonic through my labour to refresh and cool my skin. This soothing hydrator contains organic rose hydrosol and rose oil plus calendula.

Odylique Calming Rose Super Tonic

Rose has special significance in HypnoBirthing. Mamas can use the wonderful blooming rose visualisation. The beautiful fragrance of rose will help me to visualise the opening of my cervix.

Odylique Calming Rose Super Tonic

Buy Now – £15 at Pure Skin Lab


Weleda Everon Lip Balm

Lip balm is a must during labour as lips can get very dry and uncomfortable. I love Weleda products and this lip balm is particularly gorgeous. It has a soft comforting fragrance of rose and vanilla.

Weleda Everon Lip Balm

Everon Lip Balm moisturises and protects with organic jojoba oil, precious rose wax, and organic shea butter.

Weleda Everon Lip Balm

Buy Now – £4.25 at Amazon


Greenfibres Organic Face Cloth

A definite must have for my labour bag is a nice soft organic cloth to hold to my face and over my chest. I’m going to use it to inhale the comforting fragrance of my Odylique rose water.

Greenfibres Organic Face Cloth

This Greenfibres Organic Face Cloth is 100% Soil Association certified and unbleached. It’s GOTS certified so adheres to high-level environmental criteria. At least 70% of the material must be of organic origin – perfect!

Greenfibres Organic Face Cloth

Buy Now – £3.50 at Pure Skin Lab


Deliciously Ella Energy Balls

These energy balls should be just the thing to keep me going during labour. They contain dates which are known to have oxytocin-like effects on the uterus.

Deliciously Ella snacks

Part healthy and part delicious – here I have Deliciously Ella Hazelnut and Raisin, and Coconut and Oat.

Deliciously Ella Energy Balls

Buy Now – £1.79 at Amazon


Vita Coco Coconut Water

I’ll be drinking water during labour to stay hydrated, but coconut water offers additional benefits. Liquid energy is easier to take in, especially during the “pushing” phase when it’s unlikely I’ll be eating snacks.

Vita Coco Coconut Water

Coconut water is great to restore hydration and replenish electrolytes lost during labour since it contains potassium, magnesium, sodium, and calcium.

Vita Coco Coconut Water

Buy Now – £1.69 at Amazon


Other bits and bobs

These are items I learned about after I planned this post that I’m also taking in my labour kit.

BetterYou Magnesium Oil – this is super-effective to relieve leg cramps. Little did I know I can use magnesium oil to relieve labour cramps, too.

I’ll also take my Forrest & Love Serene Tranquility Aroma Sachet for a comforting fragrance containing clary sage, which is thought to help with contractions. Read my full review of the Forrest & Love Aroma Sachet Collection.

Final thoughts on natural labour essentials

I hope you’ve enjoyed learning my natural labour essentials. I’m starting to feel well prepared for labour, and I’m sure my choices will help me have a peaceful and comfortable birth.

Obviously, things don’t always go to plan. I’m prepared to calmly accept whatever may happen.

Learn my pregnancy natural beauty tips, and look out for my hospital bag essentials in a few weeks!

Would you add anything to my labour kit? Let me know in the comments – I’d love to hear from you!

Disclosure: Odylique Calming Rose Super Tonic and Greenfibres Organic Face Cloth gifted by Pure Skin Lab. Forrest and Love Serene Tranquility Aroma Sachet gifted by LoveLula. My views are honest and my own.

My natural labour essentials for my HypnoBirthing birth - the items I'll be using to make my labour easier. Having these items in an easy to access pack makes me feel so well-prepared in my final weeks!

10 Replies to “Natural labour essentials”

  1. what a great post! It’s always nice to know about the new things you may need in future. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Totally! I’m so glad you found it helpful!

  2. Congratulations! I’m definitely bookmarking this post for next time! xoxo

    1. Awww thanks so much! 🙂

  3. Great essentials for mammas to-be to know!

    1. Thanks, lovely! I hope so.

  4. Congrats! I’m due the week after you so this is really timely.

    1. Oh that’s amazing! Congratulations! I hope it all goes well.

  5. Great information–sharing with my mommy friends!

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