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A Complete Homebirth Supplies List That Will Get You Ready

A Complete Homebirth Supplies List That Will Get You Ready

Here is a list of all the home birth supplies I need to get together for the birth. Enjoy!

My Midwife’s Home Birth Supplies List

For the Bed

  • 2 sets of sheets
  • plastic sheet (fitted or plastic shower curtain)
  • blanket
  • pillows (can be covered with plastic liners)

Instructions For Making the Bed

  1. Make the bed with one set of sheets.
  2. Next, put the plastic sheet on the bed.
  3. Put the second set of sheets on (for birth).

For the Birth:

For After the Birth:

Plan to have some help in the house for two weeks, including help with housework and meals.

For the Baby:

  • a supply of onesies, gowns, sleepers, etc.
  • diapers
  • receiving blankets

Birth Affirmations

Especially during transition, encouragement, reminders of what’s normal and affirmations are KEY to moving through transition unmedicated.

Mother Rising sells both birth affirmations AND bible verses for birth. Head on over here to Etsy to take a look. They’re so gorgeous they may just end up as a back drop to your next post birth group photo! 😉

My Homebirth Supplies List

Here are the homebirth supplies I added to supplement my midwife’s list above.

For the Birth:

For a Waterbirth:

  • Aquaborn Birth Pool with Deluxe Kit
  • extra towels
  • bathrobe
  • flannel backed tablecloth to put under the pool (flannel side up so there is a non-slippery place to stand when getting out)
  • blanket for beneath the pool for extra cushion (I have wood floors)
  • make sure my hot water heater is working appropriately
  • large pots to boil water in just in case it doesn’t work appropriately

For Postpartum:

Postpartum Survival Kit

I created a postpartum survival kit to place in the bathroom for immediate postpartum use. I was so grateful for everything in it!

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Brooke B.

Monday 4th of February 2013

I'd love to read more details on the the info and birth rules you'll be sharing with those around you! If you have time! I'm looking to have my home birth in May.


Tuesday 6th of November 2012

I totally agree with the sitz bath herbs!! AMAZING. And, bonus, you can use them to soak your pads (do this ahead of time and freeze them; feels good on that sore mama bottom). Also agree with using it in the peri bottle. See? 3 uses for one purchase. Worth it.

Also, if you're looking for good snacks, may have thought of this already, but honey sticks are handy....

(And what's the ginger for?)


Tuesday 6th of November 2012

great post! the only things i might add would be a nourishing herbal tea blend for mama to drink, one rich in ingredients containing iron and calcium, as well as milk producing herbs to help with lactation. and as for our special parts, dried comfrey is a great healing herb, you can brew it and then use it in the peri bottle or a sitz bath, it really helps skin heal. also, cold pads or mesh panties to hold ice packs really help in the first twenty four hours postpartum. last but not least, plans and materials to encapsulate the placenta so that it can be ingested, especially useful if done before the massive hormone drop that occurs sometime around 72 hours post partum. keep us updated, and sending best wishes for a wonderful birth experience!


Tuesday 6th of November 2012

I recommend these - they really make the first few days less ouchy and speed the healing:


Tuesday 6th of November 2012

awesome. and great post by the way!