Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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For my UC I bought: A digital baby weight scale and sling to put baby in for the scale, an eldon blood typing card (i am RH -, Dh is +), a box of Emergen'C (for labor-aid, might freeze a few into ice cubes to suck on too..), and an old cotton pouch in case I need to put baby in there and use my arms for something after the birth (would be likely if UC ends up being solo with just my son here)... a peri bottle for after care, some extra cloth pads for PPbleeding.
Things I have already:
I also have an old soft blanket and 4-6 big & thick old towels to layer on the floor for a birth nest, in case I decide to push on the floor or on a bed, really, either way. Still have lots of receiving blankets / flannel squares from my son's newborn days for the quick wipe ups needed, wrapping of baby if necessary, between my legs, etc... and a plastic pitcher & glass for my water/fluid needs (so i don't have to deal with broken glass if it accidentally falls or my son knocks it over), a bowl for the placenta, candles and lighter (my animal brain prefers muted light). Having a lotus birth, so no need for tie offs/clamps or scissors.
Mum to DS (8yrs), DD (6yrs), and DS(3.5yrs).