Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Tools of My Trade #10
We actually have several birth stools at our center, this one just happens to be my favorite. It is pretty low to the ground, so really helps to approximate a squat position. There are handles on the underside so a woman can really get into the work. It is hand crafted and made of a beautiful warm wood. Underneath it we place a small mattress pad, some towels and a round mirror. Depending on the light in the room (some mama's prefer it dimly lit and others want it a bit brighter), we may use a little flashlight as well. The stool can be placed almost anywhere...in the bathroom, in the hallway, most often we are in one of the birth rooms.