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What do I need for an at-home birth?


Order our custom birth kit at www.preciousarrows.com . This kit contains many handy disposable items that you or your midwives may find very helpful during labor, birth or postpartum.

I'll also ask you to gather the following and store them in a large tub or laundry basket. Though this list is by no means all inclusive or absolutely necessary, many of these items are helpful to have as well. I like to call it a scavenger hunt rather than a shopping list, as you'll notice you may already have many of the items already, and will simply need to gather them in one place.

  • 2 1/2 Gallon Size Ziplock Bags

  • 2 Kitchen Size Garbage Bags

  • Roll of Paper Towels

  • Rubbing Alcohol 16+ oz

  • Hydrogen peroxide 16+ oz

  • New Shower Curtain Liner

  • Large Paper Grocery Bag

  • Electrolyte drink (2 liters +)

  • Small fine mesh aquarium fishnet

  • Small Space heater

  • Extra set of sheets

  • Extra Pillows and pillow cases

  • 10+ Cotton receiving blankets

  • 4+ Towels

  • 4 Washcloths

  • Unscented Washing Detergent

  • Bright Flashlight

  • Small to Med size metal mixing bowl

  • Large flat cookie sheet or cutting board

For Water Birth

“Drinking Water Safe” Hose to fill tub

Adapter to go from shower or other faucet to hose


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