Homebirth Supply List

  •    .   6 – 8 washed receiving blankets
  • 6 – 8 clean towels
  • 10 clean washcloths (adult size) (old used ones)
  • crock pot or large bowl with hot water for warm compresses
  • oil for perineum (olive, almond, or sesame)
  • 1 roll of paper towels
  • large bottle of hydrogen peroxide (used for cord care and postpartum cleanup)
  • small bottle of alcohol
  • Q-tips for cord care
  • Heating pad to warm baby receiving blankets
  • 1 tall trash can with plastic bag liner (kitchen size)
  • 1 laundry basket
  • flashlights with extra batteries
  • your favorite juices and electrolyte replacement to drink during labor (Coconut Water)
  • healthy food and snacks to feed laboring mom, dad, midwife, assistants and other guests

·        Bed preparations:  2 sets of clean sheets, 2 vapor barriers (vinyl tablecloths work the best): First, use 1 vinyl tablecloth to cover your mattress, then make your bed with a fitted sheet and top sheet.  Next, apply the second vinyl tablecloth to protect your sheets, and then cover your “working sheet” (fitted preferred).  If you prefer, mattress protectors or visqueen can be used as a vapor barrier.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

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Additional preparations:

  • Depends or Sanitary napkins – overnight protection (Kotex or Stayfree is best)
  • Postpartum attire set out (comfy nursing T shirt and a couple pair of underwear
  • Caretaker for other children
  • Camera and/or video equipment (extra batteries- birth energy can drain batteries)
  • Completed birth plan
  • Completed emergency care plan – copies taped by phone
  • “Hospital bag” packed in case of transfer:  Mom’s clothing, baby clothing, insurance info, birth plan, money for food

  • Driveway space for midwife to unload equipment UNLOCK your door once you know we are coming please!!

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