Labor Hurts Like a Mother — 8 Completely Unsexy Things You Need to Just Survive
Whether you're still in your first trimester or counting down the days until you're due, if you're having a hospital birth, chances are you've spent a fair amount of time thinking about packing your "go bag." You've likely asked friends which things they absolutely couldn't have done without (a soft robe with pockets!) and which items ended up being totally unnecessary (LED candles sound good in theory, but who has time to fish them out of their bags to set them up?). If you end up having a vaginal birth, here are eight unglamorous things you absolutely must have on hand to ensure a prosperous postpartum recovery. None of these are superfluous.