Everything You Need to Have a Great Home Birth3 min read

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Some people are afraid of the idea of a home birth strictly because they are worried about the “mess” in their home.  With the proper home birth supplies and a midwife team that handles most of the cleanup, you will not have much “mess” to worry about.

Follow this home birth kit checklist, and you will be prepared for everything you need for mom, baby, and the rest of your birth team.

Everything You Need to Have a Great Home Birth | Productive Mommies | A comprehensive list of everything you need for mom and baby to have a well-planned home birth. Free home birth kit checklist download! | http://productivemommies.com/home-birth-supplies

Download your free Home Birth Supply Checklist HERE

 

The Basics

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Around the House

  • 2 Sets of Clean Sheets
  • 4 Large (old, but clean) Towels
  • 6 Washcloths
  • Crock Pot
  • Large Bowl
  • Stock Pot
  • Trash Can
  • Laundry Basket
  • Extension Cord(s)

For Mama’s Comfort

Laboring Tools

Water Birth Supplies

Everyone Else’s Comfort

For When Baby Arrives

  • Cotton Receiving Blankets
  • Newborn Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Outfit for Baby
  • Baby Hat
  • Heating Pad
  • Digital Thermometer
  • Measuring Tape
  • Bulb Syringe
  • Cord Clamp
  • Goldenseal
  • Calendula Baby Cream
  • Dr. Bronner’s Baby Soap

Postpartum

  • Clothing of Preference
  • Nursing Bras or Tank Tops
  • After Birth Food for Mom:
    ___________________________
  • Depends
  • Sanitary Napkins
    • Overnight Pads x 2
    • Super Pads x 2
    • Light Pads
  • Peri Cold Pack (optional)
  • Trash Bags for Bathroom Trash Can
  • Peri Bottle & Cleansing Gel
  • Sitz Bath Herbs
  • Epsom Salts
  • Witch Hazel
  • Lansinoh Cream
  • Nursing Pads
  • Belly Wrap for Binding
  • Postpartum and/or Nursing Tea

Nourishing Mom

  • Recharge and/or Coconut Water
  • Labor Aid
  • Drinking Straws
  • Honey
  • Yogurt
  • Eggs
  • Bread
  • Soup
  • Bone Broth
  • Fruit & Veggies
  • Dates
  • Protein Bars or Granola Bars
  • Cheese & Crackers
  • Frozen Juice Bars or Popsicles

Natural Remedies

  • Arnica Tablets
  • After Ease
  • Rescue Remedy
  • Essential Oils
    • Balance (mood stabilizing)
    • Citrus Oils (for energy)
    • Clary Sage (to further induce labor)
    • Frankincense (to perineum & baby)
    • Geranium (to stomach postpartum)
    • Helichrysum (prevents hemorrhaging)
    • Lavender (calming, etc.)
    • Lemon (calming to the stomach)
    • Marjoram (ease discomfort)
    • Myrrh (applied to umbilical cord)
    • Peppermint (helps w/ urination)
    • Roman Chamomile (rejuvenating)
    • Ylang Ylang (emotional balance)
  • For Milk Production
    • Clary Sage (starts production)
    • Fennel and/or Basil (increases)
  • **Plan for Placenta Encapsulation**

 

Don’t forget to grab the free Home Birth Supply Checklist Here!

 

Everything You Need to Have a Great Home Birth | Productive Mommies | A comprehensive list of everything you need for mom and baby to have a well-planned home birth. Free home birth kit checklist download! | http://productivemommies.com/home-birth-supplies

Many of the items on this list are optional, so use your best judgment on whether you think something is necessary or not.

Additional Home Birth Resources

If you are on the fence about whether you want to have a home birth vs. a hospital birth, check out this post on Why Home Birth is the Best Way to Have a Natural Birth.

Why Home Birth is the Best Way to Have a Natural Birth | Productive Mommies | If you are hoping for a natural birth, the hospital may not be your best option. Learn 5 reasons why we choose home birth for each of our 7 pregnancies. | http://productivemommies.com/home-birth-is-best

 


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Everything You Need to Have a Great Home Birth | Productive Mommies | A comprehensive list of everything you need for mom and baby to have a well-planned home birth. Free home birth kit checklist download! | http://productivemommies.com/home-birth-suppliesEverything You Need to Have a Great Home Birth | Productive Mommies | A comprehensive list of everything you need for mom and baby to have a well-planned home birth. Free home birth kit checklist download! | http://productivemommies.com/home-birth-suppliesEverything You Need to Have a Great Home Birth | Productive Mommies | A comprehensive list of everything you need for mom and baby to have a well-planned home birth. Free home birth kit checklist download! | http://productivemommies.com/home-birth-suppliesEverything You Need to Have a Great Home Birth | Productive Mommies | A comprehensive list of everything you need for mom and baby to have a well-planned home birth. Free home birth kit checklist download! | http://productivemommies.com/home-birth-supplies

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