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Delivery Room Tools That May Freak You Out (but Shouldn’t!)

Mentally preparing for delivery? Smart! These are the medical tools you may see in the delivery room and what exactly they’re used for. Relax. They’ve been used on plenty of moms who’ve lived to tell (or not tell) about them.

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Hostpial room

Don’t be alarmed when you see a nurse don a sterile hat, mask and gloves -- this means you’re getting close to delivery and it’s time to set up the doctor’s table, not that something’s suddenly gone wrong with you. The nurse is simply keeping things sterile just in case. Here’s what’s being set up:

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See More: 3rd Trimester , Labor and Delivery , Prenatal Checkups