There's really no perfect way to prepare. No matter which type of birth you’re hoping or planning for, you never really know how it's all going to pan out until you’re in the throws of it. So how to prepare? With a kick-ass birth bag packed to the brim with things to fortify and enhance your experience. Sure there are the basics: water (coconut water is ideal for all those magical electrolytes); a favorite face cream and cleanser; an array of good hair ties; and your toothbrush, but thinking outside the box where your beauty and wellness packaging is concerned is what's going to elevate your labor.
Here, our breakdown of what to pack in your alternative birth bag: