At my last visit the mw handed me a sheet of things I'd have to have on hand before the baby arrived. I didn't look at it until I got home, when I was a little skeptical... I had a UC before and my personal supply kit looked a lot different.
She has a lot of things that I'm supposed to ready-assemble, like shower curtains and blankets and a bunch of receiving blankets and squirt bottles and cheesecloth for herbal teas, and this and that. Nothing is really a no-go, and I probably will end up getting most if not all of it, but I'm just wondering if it's more for her comfort level or mine.
Like, she wants five new receiving blankets... Well, I don't have any, and I wasn't planning on buying any. Sure, they're inexpensive and not hard to get and whatever, but I just wasn't even planning on them. We have plenty of blankets in the house to wrap baby in, we have snuggle wraps, etc. We have towels for burp cloth incidents and such.
Or else, she wants us to have cheesecloth to make herbal tea with. Again, that's like what, a dollar? But we make herbal tea in a metal bowl and then strain it with a fine mesh strainer. It's a system we have down, why would we go out and get another way of doing it?
I know I'm being fussy, but how strictly do you adhere to the "list"? And do you add your own supplies? Last time I had a bunch of herbal supplies on hand like hemhalt etc (which I ended up using, and it working) but I don't even know how she would feel about me having that sort of stuff on hand since I imagine she has her own remedies