Atmosphere in the Delivery Room

Making it special while you can't predict how long your labour will be, exactly how it will turn out or what the moment of birth will be like, it's worth giving some thought to the atmosphere in the delivery room and how you would like your first minutes as a family to be. Do you want the lights dimmed? Is music something that you would like your baby to hear when he first experiences the outside world?


The birth of your baby will be a moment you'll remember for the rest of your life. Give your little one the best welcome into the world by playing soothing music and ensuring that the delivery room lights are dimmed for his arrival. And, while the only thing you may feel like doing after the birth of your baby is have a long sleep, make sure you do take the opportunity later - once you've had a chance to rest and freshen up - to mark this momentous occasion and make it a moment you will remember. Here are some simple tips to help you make the most of this life-changing event:

Tips for This Special Moment

• Ask the delivery team to leave the room once all procedures are complete so that you, your partner and your new baby can enjoy a precious, private moment together. • Spread the good news amongst your closest friends and relatives. • Enjoy dressing your newborn for the first time in that cute little going-home outfit you chose weeks ago. • And finally, marvel at your baby's perfection and congratulate yourself on a job well done!

Now that you're in the final stretch, you might also be wondering what to expect week-to-week in the final stages of the third trimester, plus what you can expect while giving birth.