What do I need for an at-home birth?
Order my custom birth kit at www.preciousarrows.com . 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
Unscented Washing Detergent
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