Our Birth Tool Must-Haves!

When you know better you can do better! Knowledge is truly power and this is why we provide birthing parents with loads of resources to further help educate parents about everything childbirth! Check out our recommendations below for everything you might need to further prepare for birth and postpartum. 

Tens Machine 

Tens MachineTens Machine is a drug-free pain relief option for during labour. The Tens machine sends small, safe pulses of electrical current via the leads to the pads on your skin. They are thought to affect the way pain signals are sent to the brain. To learn more about the Tens Machine and the benefits you can click here. The Birth Store is a great place to hire your TENS machine, they offer an 8-week hire period allowing plenty of time before and after you give birth. You can hire your Tens Machine here


Optimal Maternal Positioning 

Optimal Maternal positioning (OMP) is a system of exercises, movements, positions, stretches, and other techniques that help create alignment and mobility within a mother’s pelvis, to ultimately facilitate cardinal movements of the baby. It creates space within your pelvis for a safer, easier, and more convenient birth. OMP Online program is a really convenient way to learn at your own pace as you master the techniques and positions to give you the confidence for a safe and empowered birth experience.  It also connects you into the OMP online Community. Find out more about Optimal Maternal Positioning HERE.

The content in the course is very complementary to our Hypnobirthing Australia/Hypnobubs programs – so we can recommend this course from personal experience. 



SleepPhonesThese SleepPhones are a great tool to add to your birth kit when listening to your hypnobirthing MP3s and music! With thin, adjustable, and high-quality audio speakers nestled inside a comfortable, wearable, and washable headband, AcousticSheep products make listening to audio easy. Please note for delivery there is a 8-week time frame for all international orders. Usually shipping is much quicker than 8 weeks. You can purchase your SleepPhones here


Hypnobirthing Music 

Music moves us emotionally and also physically. It is an important tool in our toolkit, as we prepare for a beautiful, calm, and very positive birth. We have a variety of background music to help you during labour and birth available for purchase on our website. We also have created a Spotify playlist for your benefit! We have hypnobirthing playlists you can utilise throughout your birth both music with and without vocalsIf you want to have a laugh we have also created a playlist “How to Give Birth” which you can view here.  


Birthing Ball 

Birthing balls are essentially the same as exercise balls. They are made of durable materials that make them extremely difficult to puncture. Birthing balls tend to be larger (for comfort) and have an anti-slip finish. Birth balls are definitely a favourite tool for many mums as they can reduce pain and help you feel more comfortable during labour and can be used before, during and after birth. You can purchase here


Birth Comb 

Labour and Birth CombThe labour and birth comb, also known as an acupressure comb is a great tool to have in your birth kit as it helps stimulate certain pressure points on the body during labor. The theory behind using the birth comb during labor is that applying pressure to specific points on the body can help manage discomforts, induce relaxation, and potentially facilitate the progress of labor. You can click here to purchase.



When you know better you can do better. Knowledge is truly power! Check out all our recommended podcasts Melissa Spilsted, our Certified Practitioners, and leading experts in the childbirth industry have been featured in. We discuss a wide range of topics from what is hypnobirthing, birth stories, cesarean births, making informed decisions, types of medical intervention, and everything in between! You can view our recommendation podcast here


Raspberry Leaf Tea

Raspberry Leaf TeaRaspberry leaf tea is a popular herbal remedy often recommended for pregnant women, particularly in the third trimester. There is some evidence that suggests that raspberry leaf tea may help prepare the uterus for labor and potentially assist in the labor process. You can click here to purchase. 



Spiky Massage Balls 

Spiky Massage Balls Massage balls are a great pain relief tool for pregnancy and labour. During labour, you can rub the spiky ball between your hands or feet during surges to relieve the pain.  The tactile stimulation will focus your receptors away from the area of your brain responsible for the perception of pain. You can purchase your Spiky Massage Balls here


Perineal Massage Oil

PERINEAL MASSAGE Oil Perineal massage is the massage of a pregnant women’s perineal (the skin and muscle between the vaginal opening and the anus). The act of massaging the perineal tissue helps prepare these tissues to stretch over your baby’s head and body during birth to reduce the likelihood of tearing or an episiotomy during birth. You can learn more here on how to do a perineal massage. If you’re looking for a perineal massage oil you can find our recommended product here.


Ice and Heat Packs 

Heat and ice pack (2)Ice and heat packs can be very comforting and can be used anytime during and after birth. Ice and heat packs are great to help manage discomforts you may experience during labour and birth and they can also be super helpful with perineum soreness after birth. Ensure you double check the temperature before applying to sensitive areas. You can purchase your Ice and Heat Packs here. 


Vaginal Birth Recovery Kit 

Vaginal Birth Recovery KitThere are many changes that occur after you give birth. Some changes are physical and others are emotional, postpartum care is important! To help aid in your postpartum recovery check out our favourite products from small Australian businesses packed into one bundle. You can click here to purchase.

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