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Originally Posted by SummerTwilight
Oh boy. Where did you buy the ink stuff and the birth certificate? I didn't think of that.
I got my birth kit early this week and bought some stuff on the list already but still have to pick up a few extras like large plastic bag for placenta and maxi pads, etc.
Originally Posted by autumnfaery
So what's the deal with sterilizing blankets/sheets/etc? I've heard of other people doing it, but neither my current midwife or my previous midwife (from my last birth) felt it was at all necessary. Just as long as they are clean. So, are they the oddballs here? Personally, I'm not really seeing the benefit of them being sterile (not that they can really get sterile anyway). I'm not sterile, the water isn't sterile, the pool isn't sterile, the midwife's gloves aren't sterile. What's the point of having the baby blanket and things sterile? Especially since bacteria and viruses don't live well on dry fabric anyway.
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