This is my second birth (home birth for both) and last time, my baby was born in the caul. This time, I'm terrified my water will break on our brand new couch, on the brand new mattress or on my canvas office chair. HOW do you clean up if your water breaks on furniture? Everything here molds as soon as it gets wet or even slightly dirty, so I'm horrified that if my water breaks, something is going to be ruined. I know it sounds silly, but not to me! Plus, we have giant roaches in Hawaii that stay outside, but are attracted indoors at night for some smells. My midwives warned me last time that when I gave birth, the roaches would smell it and come in droves. They weren't kidding. The house FILLED with the little nasties that night. Something about the smell drives them crazy. Luckily, I gave birth on towels and my husband tossed them outside into the wash, but it may not work out that well this time. Scared of mildew, mold and roaches! EWWW! One of the few downsides of living in Hawaii.
How do I thoroughly clean all of the amniotic fluid out of a mattress or couch cushion? Getting a new one is absolutely not an option. I don't even have a dollar to my name right now.