This question was asked by a new doula this morning and I thought my answer was too helpful not to share with my larger audience.
1.) Personal Care items for you:
For me that means toothbrush & paste, deodorant, mints, gum, protein snacks, water bottle and a clean shirt in case I get splashed with amniotic fluid LOL.
2.)For the Birther:
If you can, bring a diffuser with lavender or thier favorite scent, music (without adds) with a speaker, a list of birth positions either screenshotted on your phone or printed out when you guys run out of ideas.
A small craft or book so you can keep your hands busy if there’s really slow points
What did I miss? Anything else that you found helpful at a birth?