There are so many factors to take into consideration, rather than becoming transfixed by the hospitals given 'due date' calculations. Stats show that only 4-5% of babies are in fact born on their 'due date'.
Pregnancy can be one of the most exciting and fulfilling times in a woman's life. The joy of bringing another human being into the world creates a tremendous feeling of contentment and anticipation. It is also a time of great physical and emotional upheaval. Together with the ever-important trio of exercise, good diet and rest, essential oils can play an important role in helping a woman to cope with the stresses and strains of nine months of pregnancy, labour and the post-natal period.
Even if you're planning a Home Birth, it's always a good idea to pack a bag, just-in-case... It also means that everything you'll need is to hand and in one place! Now, I say 1 bag... ideally, you need to pack 3: one for mum, one for baby and one for your all important Birth Partner!
First of all you'll need 3 bags... small cabin-sized suitcases work well. They're easy to pack, easy to carry and easy to access! But any bag will do. You don't need anything new or fancy.
It's a good idea to have your bags packed and ready from around week 35, as you never know when your little squishy might decide to introduce themselves! You can just keep your bags in a safe place at home, there's no need to take them with you wherever you...