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#1 of 13 Old 07-20-2006, 05:19 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I need chux pads, peri bottles, a footprint kit (this is for fun, not really a "need") and a plastic bedsheet.

suggestions? especially those with more affordable shipping?

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I ordered my first birth kit from Cascade something or other, it was over $70.

This time, I ordered from www.inhishands.com, almost identical supplies minus a bulb syringe and iodine and it was less than $45.

ETA: That $45 INCLUDES shipping.
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I don't buy from Cascade for political reasons, but I do like midwifesupplies.com - Crystal rocks!
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Pam, what's wrong with Cascade?!?!
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Pam, what's wrong with Cascade?!?!
I second that.


I ordered my kit from Cascade and I think it was between 50-60 dollars.
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Jack at www.inhishands.com is amazing and the shipping is so FAST it will make your head spin. Anything he doesn't have on his lists, he is always willing to find a way to carry.
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Jack at www.inhishands.com is amazing and the shipping is so FAST it will make your head spin. Anything he doesn't have on his lists, he is always willing to find a way to carry.
I ordered from here also; my midwife has a "kit" that I ordered. Take a good look at the site for other things you may want to order to save on shipping.

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Pam, what's wrong with Cascade?!?!
I'd like to know reasons not to order from Cascade also. My last two HB kits were ordered from Cascade, and I'm pretty sure my midwife still uses them.

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www.inhishands.com gets my vote also.
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I used to work there and I can honestly say that, as a homebirth midwife (not a CNM or hospital), I wouldn't support her business. I wish I could say more, but MDC policy and a threat of a lawsuit from her prevents me from such. If you'd like, you can PM me and I can tell you more. I just feel like there are so many other places that are less expensive, have better business practices and really value homebirth midwives.
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I need chux pads, peri bottles, a footprint kit (this is for fun, not really a "need") and a plastic bedsheet.

suggestions? especially those with more affordable shipping?
I am not sure about the footprint kit, but did you know you can get the rest of that stuff at a store like Target? That's where I got all that stuff. Not that that was your original question, but it would save you on shipping charges, especially if you shop there already!
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Ah! Let's not give Target more business when there are places like the above-mentioned waiting for orders!

Also, a bulb syringe from Target is useless. I converted mine to a bath toy long ago.
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I am buying from www.inhishands.com

They have an incredible selection and the prices beat anything I can find locally. We don't do WalMArt or Target, so I don't know how they compare on price. I am comparing prices to small town pharmacies and medical supply stores.
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