These are the two kits I've been looking at:
We have to be ultra prepared, because it is not like we can just run downstairs and make due with something we have in the house. We are also going to bring all our own bedding (giving birth in a bed that I'm not sure when it was last washed is just gross to me!) and change the bed and wash all the surfaces as soon as we get there. Here's hoping my labour doesn't go too fast!
my midwife gave me a list of things to pick up (had planned on a homebirth the first time even though it didn't happen, and will again this time
the main things were to have a tarp or waterproof barrier, lots of sheets which we'll buy at the salvation army, as well as lots of towels.
i can't remember what else was on the list but i remember it being straightforward.
and of course having food for ourselves and the prinicipal and secondary midwives.
good luck with the hotel delivery. my midwife has attended several that way when clients live too far away from the backup hospital.
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I would head on over to the homebirth forum. They have a sticky thread I think about all the things you used/didn't use that may be helpful since you won't be at home... which... can I ask why?
We were thinking of borrowing a mini fridge to bring and fill with juices and goodies for labour too. We are going to load up on towels and sheets and rubbermaids to bring it all home in (I'm not sure how subtle it would be dragging bloody sheets and towels to the hotel laundry.)
I guess it depends on what the midwives bring, but do you think it is really necessary to have all the gloves and other surgical stuff in a homebirth kit?
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