Congrats! You're very pregnant and starting to think about how to give that drab hospital room a little you-vibe.
With a touch of creativity and some thoughtful adjustments, you can turn your space into a soothing oasis that promotes healing and relaxation.
Here's how we suggest Amma-ify your big moment into a calming haven.
1. Soften the Light:
The harsh fluorescent lighting of hospital rooms can be jarring and unsettling. To counter this, opt for soft and warm lighting options. If the room's lighting is adjustable, dim them it to create a cozy atmosphere.
We are Amma tip: pack string lights or fairy lights and drape them around your bed or other (out of the way) surface to infuse the room with a touch of magic.
2. Regulate the Room Temperature:
The temperature of a room can significantly influence your comfort and relaxation. Use the thermostat in your room to create an environment that matches your preferred level of warmth or coolness. A cozy temperature can make a world of difference in how you feel, helping you relax and rest more easily.
We are Amma tip: Bring a Cocoon, this can be used to keep you warm at the hospital and can act as the perfect (beautiful and soft) blanket to wrap your new little in for those cute first photos with mama.
3. LED Candles:
Candles are known for their calming effect. They provide the same gentle flicker without the risk of an open flame. Arrange these candles on a bedside table or windowsill to infuse your space with a soothing and inviting glow.
4. Essential Oils:
Essential oils are a powerful tool for transforming your hospital room's ambiance. Choose oils that promote relaxation, such as lavender, chamomile, or bergamot. You can use a diffuser to disperse the aroma throughout the room or mix a few drops with water to create a calming mist. Essential oils can help create a tranquil and refreshing atmosphere, which can be particularly beneficial for enhancing sleep quality and reducing stress.
We are Amma tip: Test drive this with your birth partner / doula with how much essential oil is the right amount, so they can do it correctly while you are hard at work without interruption.
A cozy pillow can instantly make the hospital bed feel more inviting and comforting.
6. The Power of Music:
Music has the extraordinary ability to affect our mood and emotions. Create a playlist filled with songs that bring you joy, relaxation, and positive feelings.
We are Amma tip: We've created this playlist - enjoy!
7. Crystals and Personal Items:
Bringing in a few personal items from home can significantly impact the ambiance of your hospital room. Crystals, for instance, are believed to possess various healing properties.
We are Amma tip: Choose crystals like amethyst for tranquility or rose quartz for comfort. Place them on your bedside table or windowsill to infuse the space with positive energy.
8. Rose water:
"I love the smell of a rose water, it helps me focus and relax" Satya (We are Amma Co-founder and mama to 3). My husband has sprayed the room and me (on my back and face) while birthing and it's always what I need.
Creating a calming and healing atmosphere in your hospital room is about more than just aesthetics—it's about nurturing your well-being and aiding your recovery process. By incorporating elements such as gentle lighting, comforting scents, soothing sounds, and personal items, you can transform your hospital space into a tranquil haven that supports your physical and emotional healing journey.
Remember, you have the power to shape your environment, even within the confines of a hospital room, to make it conducive to your well-being and inner peace.
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