I'm gathering my supplies for a home water birth and on my midwife's list of items I need to get she listed two boxes of salt. What kind of salt do you suppose she means? Epsom? Sea Salt? Table salt?
salt for water birth??
We picked up a tub of sea salt from a restaurant supply place.
Sea salt in the water will make you more bouyant(you float more, which helps during labor) and better mimics the amniotic fluid that baby is in. Salt water is also very healing; Salt is a bacteriostat (stops bacteria from replicating), which is handy if you tear at all during birth.