I’ve gathered a list of items that I’ve seen used in the many home births I’ve attended as a birth photographer and doula.
Sometimes it’s great to have one list – Agreed?
I’ve broken it down into items you’ll – Need, Nice To Have and Consider Having.
I hope you find it helpful, if you think anything is missing, let me know, I’d be happy to add to it.
Ok – – > Here Goes:
Items You’ll Need:
Old Clean Towels (about 8-10) + a big one for you if you’re planning on using a birth pool
Puppy Pads (2/3 packs)
Shower Curtain (1/2) or Tarpaulin
Plenty of Blankets
Clothes & Nappies for Babe
Maternity Pads or Pants (plenty)
Hair Bands (trust me on this one)
Bottle with a Straw
Container with a Lid for the Placenta (unsure what to do with your placenta? Click Here!)
Hospital Bag Packed in Case of Transfer
Plenty of Snacks to Keep Energy Levels Up (excellent recipe!)
Favourite Pair of Comfy PJs!!
Mobile Phone & Charger
Your Birth Plan
Nice To Have Items:
Birth Pool & All the Parafanaila (check out this blog!)
TENS Machine (get 10% discount when you use the code 10LILLIANCRAZE & then go here)
Candles or LED Candles
Comb (check out why here!)
Frankincense on a Handkerchief
Fan (if it’s warm)
Paracetamol for After Birth
Hot Water Bottle
Small Cushion to Rest your Head on the Side of the Pool
Things To Consider:
Using Hypnobirthing For Breathing Techniques
Tea & Coffee for Your Home Birth Team (not required but a nice gesture)
Pictures of your Family Around You (if they can’t attend your birth)
Lucozade as a High Enegry Drink
A Sign to Go on the Front Door to Say “Home Birthing”
And that concludes my list – Happy Home Birthing!
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