As a birth partner, you'll need to be well and comfortable, too. The better you feel, the better and more supportive you are going to be for your partner. Make sure you
* drink plenty of water and stay hydrated
* wear comfortable clothes
* go to the toilet regularly
* have a change of clothes in your bag
These are just a few things to keep yourself comfortable. You might also wish to think about your position and posture while you are possibly massaging your partner. Anything that will make you more comfortable will help your partner to feel more supported and comfortable, too.
Childbirth Educators: These cards and a poster will be available to purchase from my website once the series on this blog is finished