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What do I need for an at-home birth?

Order my custom birth kit at . This kit contains many handy disposable items that we 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 Ziplock Bags, 1/2 gallon size

  • 2 Kitchen Size Garbage Bags

  • Roll of Paper Towels

  • Rubbing Alcohol 16+ oz

  • Hydrogen peroxide 16+ oz

  • New plastic Shower Curtain Liner

  • Electrolyte drink (2 liters +)

  • Small Space heater

  • Extra set of sheets (doesn't need to be new, just set aside)

  • 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

Small fine mesh aquarium fishnet


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