✘ MYTH: You will surely have a terrible birth experience if you forget to pack something.
There isn't much you can't birth without. Friendly PSA, the baby will be making an appearance no matter what you bring.
✔ TRUTH: The nurses have all the power and will be your BFF if you bring them a little something.
Show them some love and they will do their best to make your experience top notch.
✘ MYTH: Your water will break and then you go to the hospital then the baby slides out. Whoosh!
Birth can go down a lot of different ways. It can be super quick or take days (days!).
✔ TRUTH: Mesh underwear is the very best thing ever. Period. End of story.
A wise woman once described mesh underwear as like wearing cotton candy. Take as much as you can carry.
✔ TRUTH: Grab all the hospital freebies you can find and don’t look back.
See above re: mesh underwear, also the witch hazel pads. And a nasal aspirator for the little one.
✘ MYTH: Having a birth plan is the best and only way to communicate your wishes.
There are actually no rules governing this, so do what you feel comfortable with. Plan or no plan, it's really up to you.
✘ MYTH: Embarrassing things will happen in your lady zone and you will live in shame forever.
So you lost control of your bodily functions back at mile 5, all they'll remember is the finish line, because you are a champ.