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Old 04-29-2007, 03:39 PM - Thread Starter
 
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excuse me if this has been asked already. i'm new to MDC and didn't see anything posted recently.

so, what did you have in your birth kit? this will be my first homebirth and i need some ideas on what i should start to put together. my midwife will provide all the medical items but i need to get together my comfort items. i'd love to see what you have in your kit.
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I can't remember it all, but a few things that were particularly nice to have on hand were my old robe, lots of mango juice and a straw to drink it with, a crockpot for warm compresses, and a camera with fresh batteries and an empty memory card. Once I was in labor, I didn't pay any attention to what the MWs were doing with all the other stuff on the list!
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this was our kit:

http://www.preciousarrows.com/product_p/80000.htm

15 23x36 chux underpads
2 plastic backed paper sheets
1 pkg. (12) OB pads
1 perineal bottle
12 - 4x4 gauze pads
15 alcohol prep pads
2 flexible straws
1 paper tape measure
1 mesh panty
1 bulb syringe
8 packets of lubricating jelly
4 oz. Povidone Iodine solution
1 Povidone Iodine scrub brush
2 cord clamps, Sterile
1 newborn cotton hat
1 thermometer
6 single sterile gloves (specify size
S-M-L)
3 pair sterile gloves (specify size S-M-L)
1 keepsake birth certificate
1 kleen print footprinter

Also, from the same website, a bottle of AfterEase tincture for afterpains!!!!
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