The On-line Journal of Mary Esther Malloy

Pro Tips For Labor: What to Pack

I’ve attended over 600 births and here are essentials from my Doula Bag that you’ll be happy to know about. My top priority items would be: bendy straw and hydration; battery candles; easy foods for labor like miso and bone broth. What didn’t make my video that I usually share in class is my take on sugar. I would recommend limiting the sweet foods and drinks in labor. It crashes energy! Perhaps alternate the sweet coconut water with miso soup or a spoonful of nut butter. One more very important thing. Your partner needs to pack any items you hope to use. If your partner doesn’t know what is in the bag, it will not get used. Promise! This is your partner’s doula bag. All the best!