Using tools in labor can greatly assist you, your partner, your doula and others in keeping you comfortable during labor. Whether it be a massage tool or lotion, some aromatherapy to relieve your senses or even physical support from pillows, you'll find some answers here.
I love this scent! It's very calm and light, not perfume like at all. It's great for people with sensitive noses, particularly when you're in labor. The quality of the lotion is very high and it really penetrates the skin. This is great for foot or hand massages in labor.
A body pillow is great for supporting the muscles and extremities during labor. While you can also use this pillow well before birth and after, it's particularly handy in hospitals where pillows may be scarce.
Turn your bathtub into a Jacuzzi! These portables jet spas fit in the existing tub at your home or place of birth. They take the water and turn it into a luxury bath. These are handy for those who desire relaxation through water.
Grape seed oil is perfect for body massage in pregnancy and during labor. (This can also be used for infant massage when your little one arrives!) It's perfect for massage and yet doesn't leave you feeling greasy or sticky. You can also add fragrance to it if you desire.
These are disposable variety, used mostly in camping. However, they are great for helping you apply heat to sore spots like your back during labor. They are inexpensive and ease to use. When you're done just toss them! Heat is used to help alleviate mild to moderate pain. It increases blood flow to the area and promotes relaxation.
This is a unique product because it marries heat and cold with massage. A foot massage in labor is one of the best treats available. And even if there is a lot of intervention needed, someone can usually get access to your feet.
Lavender is known to help relax you as an aromatherapy agent. Labor is no different and the nose knows!
The birth ball is great for relief of sore muscles as well as positioning during labor. It can be used even with some forms of medication and fetal monitoring. It's also great for the end of pregnancy!
It's the ever handy Boppy! Even in labor, this pillow can give you a much needed boost. It's great to use as you lay in a tub, or even to sit on when you don't want your bottom touching anything. It doubles as a nursing pillow and baby toy when labor is over!