Here are my top 3 things that I encourage you to bring in to hospital when you are in labour:

  1. Isotonic drinks (ideally non-fizzy) or full-sugar soft drinks (the vending machine at the hospital does not stock any of these). This combined with a packet of dextrose tablets will fuel and hydrate your body to power through labour!
  2. If A face cloth and a small hand-held battery fan – to keep you cool and comfortable. The birthing rooms are maintained at around 25 degrees C – hot!
  3. If have long hair – bring a hair band to tie it up.