If you're a mom-to-be, then you're probably busy with trips to the doctor, coming up with names, and getting the nursery ready. Prepping for the arrival of your baby may feel like a lot, but there are some things you can do to at least make your delivery a little easier — well, maybe not easier, but definitely more pleasant. If you're looking for some must-have products to put in your birthing bag, you'll want the tools for labor that doulas swear by.
I checked in with Doula, Pregnancy Coach, and Childbirth Educator Nichole Joy Black, and Birth and Postpartum Doula Liza Maltz of Birth Your Own Way to see what their go-to products were for the delivery room. Both said it's always better to bring things just in case, instead of wishing you had brought something you hadn't, so don't be afraid to overpack. However, Maltz says there are some things you should not use and should stay away from, such as "any herbs or things that you are not educated on or have not been given by a licensed practitioner (herbalist) or by a midwife or doctor." But if you're ready to pack, here are their favorite products you should definitely bring.