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Old 09-13-2012  
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Default Essential Home Birth Supplies

Are you planning on a natural home birth? If so, you’ll need quite a few home birth supplies to be fully prepared. Here’s a complete list of what you need for the birth, although your mid-wife may bring many of these supplies and extras.

Essential Home Birth Supplies
  • Plastic sheets and old/cheap sheets to protect carpeting
  • Anglepoise lamp to assist the midwife during birth and afterward for stitches
  • Towels
  • Pool if you plan for a water birth
  • Birth ball, if you wish, for painful contractions
  • Music for distraction and calming environment
  • TENS machine
  • Bulb syringe to clear baby’s nasal passages after birth
  • Birth certificate
  • Foot imprinter
  • Tape measure
  • Plastic cord clamp
  • Alcohol prep pads
  • Lube jelly
  • Scrub brush
  • Sterile gloves
  • Gauze sponge
  • Povidone
  • Peri bottle, for cleaning after birth
  • Witch hazel
  • Digital scale and sling
  • Heating pad
  • Receiving blankets
  • Bowl for placenta
  • Wash clothes to use as perineal compresses after birth
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