HomeBirth Supplies

dsc_0652Included in your Birth Kit: (Don’t purchase- This will be brought to your home at your 36 week home visit)

  • Underpads (Sterile)
  • Bulb Syringe
  • 4*4 Sterile Gauze Pads
  • Oil
  • Herbs For Bath
  • Peri Bottle
  • Cold Pack
  • Hibicleanse

PLEASE GET:

    • 2 Large Trash Bags
    • Foods that you will eat in labor (protein and complex carbohydrates)
    • 3 quarts of recharge (purchased or homemade labor aide)
    • 1 bottle chlorophyll at least 3/4 full
    • 8-10 dark colored clean washcloths (compresses / cleanup)
    • 1 box homemade or purchased non-scented hypoallergenic baby wipes
    • 2 large bottles Peroxide
    • 1 working flashlight
    • 12 soft clean receiving blankets
    • 1 Laundry basket
    • 2 weeks worth of menstrual pads (cloth or overnight heavy)
    • Adequate food and snacks for family and birth attendants
    • Wireless Password written on fridge
    • Snow shovel (if birthing during winter months)

IF PLANNING A WATERBIRTH:

  • 10 towels (not new)
  • Plastic (i.e. a vinyl backed tablecloth or shower curtain or visqueen) for under the tub.

YOU MAY CONSIDER:

  • Camera and film
  • A journal and pen
  • Video camera / tripod
  • Tape-recorder
  • Thermometer
  • Hair ties or pins
  • Vomit bucket
  • Ice bag
  • Plastic under sheets
  • Plastic trash bags over pillows
  • New big brother or sister gifts
  • Head of cabbage (engorgement help)
  • Nursing Pads
  • Supportive sport or nursing bra
  • Meals in the freezer
  • Red raspberry tea
  • Arnica tablets / gel
  • Mirror
  • Baby Sling
  • 1 soft flat sheet

HOSPITAL BAG:

    Rarely a family must transport to the hospital. The following are suggested to make that transition as smooth as possible.

  • Birth Plan
  • Food that mom will eat, dry snacks (e.g. Granola Bars, Almonds, Protein Bars etc.)
  • Cameras and Film
  • Sense of Humor
  • Nursing bra and underwear
  • Maternity clothes to wear on trip home, easy to nurse in
  • Clothes for your new baby
  • Copy of Insurance card
  • Copy of Driver’s License
  • Phone charger
  • Pads

In order for things to run smoothly during the labor and birth of your baby, it is necessary and requested that all items be available and ready by 36 weeks.  We will bring your birth kit to your home visit at 36 weeks and you will show us where you have gathered your other supplies. 

If you have any questions or concerns pertaining to this list and directions, please discuss this well in advance of your due date. It is our goal to have a healthy, prepared and positive experience, and we look forward to this special time.

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