Great ideas, keep them coming. This is my first homebirth, but if I think of anything I'll post again.
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1/30/07 at 12:50pm
I always throw up during my Labor
Soooooo I definitely will be putting an aluminum mixing bowl in my pile of homebirth supplies, so that everyone knows where that can be found when the time comes!
I bought a blue bucket for just such an occasion.
I wanted one with some depth so it's about a foot and 1/2 tall.
I also bought a shallow wide green bucket with flowers on it
to catch the placenta.
I found them @ the dollar store.
Although that was probably as bad as going to evil walmart.
They were really nice. Well, we always called them "placenta bowls" and whenever people would come over and we'd use one, they would get a horrified look on their faces when we would refer to the "placenta bowl." "Hey, where's the salad?" "Oh, it's in the placenta bowl."
O.k. that's awesome! I should reuse mine so I can horrify people too.
Although if you use a roasting pan I wonder if my "bowl" will be to small.
It's like maybe 12 inches in diameter and 4ish inches deep.
It's cute, but perhaps impractical?
Or will it depend on the size of my placenta?
Oh and what kind of paper should I have for the placenta print?
My midwife suggested I buy some Depend underwear (incontinence products)to wear for the first couple days post birth. It was really nice not to have to worry about leaks and stains while the bleeding was still heavy.
Some of the more interesting items on our midwife's list included:
large bowl or ice cream bucket for the placenta
flashlight with working batteries
wash cloths for compresses
unopened pack of paper towels
one large cookie sheet with sides (I'm not quite clear on what this is for)
crockpot for compresses
mirror, if you want to watch the birth
juice or energy drinks