I'm not sure where you're planning to birth, so ignore if this doesn't apply...but most hospitals won't allow candles because of the fire hazard (due to oxygen). If you're birthing in hospital, I recommend a plug in aromatherapy diffuser and some nice essential oils, or a spritzer bottle with your favourite scents. Not that this gives the nice light of a candle...but you could turn off all of the lights and birth with flashlight/lantern, or at least the lights turned down low (I have been at a hospital birth where we used only a flashlight, but I had to fight the charge nurse about it- bad for our vision and "dangerous" apparently. Luckily the woman and her family doctor and I all out-voted and ignored the charge nurse, so the woman got what she wanted)
"Guess what? It's a magical world. And when I sing, my songs are in it."
Madly in love with my 7 and 4 year old daughters