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  • Jacksonville, FL 32216
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Home Birth Supplies

 

Gather the following supplies and have them in one place by 37 weeks. Most use a laundry basket to hold the items. 

  • Two sets of sheets and pillow cases
  • Six towels and six washcloths
  • Six receiving blankets
  • Plastic mattress protector, disposable drop cloth or shower curtain liner
  • Electric heating pad
  • Large hand held mirror - this item is optional. Consider having it if you would like to see your baby being born
  • Bright flashlight with new batteries
  • One roll of paper towels
  • Two plastic trash bags
  • Laundry basket for dirty clothes
  • One bottle alcohol and one large bottle hydrogen peroxide
  • 4 ounce unopened bottle of olive oil
  • Cotton balls and Q-tips
  • Large box of Kotex Overnight sanitary pads
  • Night Gown or Shirt to wear after your shower
  • Plenty of fluids such as drinking water, orange juice, white grape juice, herbal pregnancy tea or red raspberry leaf tea, sports drinks, honey, yogurt, frozen juice cubes
  • Food prepared ahead for family and birth team
  • Optional items and ideas to help celebrate your birth day: relaxing and inspiring music, flowers, candles, incense, aromatherapy, etc. Bake a birthday cake!

In addition to the above items you will need a birth kit. This can be purchased from Precious Arrows by calling 877-423-7796 (toll-free) or going to their website at https://www.preciousarrows.com.  Be sure to request the custom kit for Fruitful Vine Midwifery Service.

Instructions for making the birth bed:

birth bedWhen you feel pretty certain that you are in labor, make up your bed with the clean sheets that you have for after the birth. Place a plastic sheet over them. Now, make the bed with the second set of sheets right on top of the plastic, This will make the bed ready for the birth.