So is this a homebirth or UC? Not that it really matters but I don't think I am giving my labor supporters due credit by calling it UC and want them to know how important their presence is at my side. Though I will not have an attending CNM or CPM on the team.
Also what items did you feel you absolutely had to have on hand? Seems there is so much disposable stuff that I won't likely need and what else will it ever be used for. Am I being naive that I can use some silken string and blunt tip scissors to cut the cord and that the rest is just for in case or other convenience. Obviously a lot of towels and blankets will be soiled and cleaning supplies for after. I just don't want to be underprepared or blasé about the required items nor do I want to waste time, money and effort on unneeded items.
This forum is so wonderful by the way. Every time I pop in I feel the strength of women birthing their babies! It's incredibly empowering!
Thanks to all who respond!