This will be our 3rd homebirth, and I'll have to say, that skating around on a bed covered with plastic between the sheets is NOT my idea of a nice, relaxing, easy time during active labor.
I have always had a mattress protector on my mattress that is very high quality and cost over $100. Then we will have the "clean" sheets we want for after the baby is born on the bed. THEN, after that, comes the layer I'm asking about. The midwives recommend putting a plastic shower curtain or sheeting from HD on the bed and then making the bed again (on top of the plastic) with the sheets that will be on the bed during laboring & birth. (for those of you unfamiliar, then after the birth the dirty sheets from labor are stripped, along with the plastic sheeting, and a nice clean set of sheets waits for you underneath with no work).
Problem being that everything still feels so slippery to me when I test it out! I thought recently of using temporary spray adhesive to fix the sheets to the plastic for labor, but I also wanted to ask here if anyone had any better ideas . . . ?