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I am going to be ordering my birth kit in a couple weeks (from inhishands.com). My midwife has a custom kit there and looks like it includes a lot of stuff. Then she has a separate list of stuff like towels, shower curtain liner, heating pad, etc.
However, I was wondering from you BTDT moms, is there anything you wish you had more of? anything that wasn't in your kit that you wanted? I want to add some things to her kit when I buy it, but I wanted to check with the experts here and see if there's anything you wish you would have bought or had more of?
I used a lot of towels but only because I was in and out of my birth pool. Thinking about it, i think everything that was on my midwifes list was used and we didn't go over, well, except for my towels haha.
I second having lots of towels and receiving blankets on hand. Towels were helpful because i was in and out of the shower and in the pool. Receiving blankets because Kate pooped about 6 times in the first hour she was born. She wasn't diapered right away so we went through a lot of blankets cleaning up the messes.
I'd also have to say straws. I think its much easier to be in hard labor and to take a sip of a drink through a straw then have to hold the water bottle or cup in my hands and drink it. Seems silly, I'm sure, but you gotta keep hydrated and a straw was easier for me.
I purchased my birth kit directly from my midwife then she had a list of things for me to get such as towels, olive oil, washclothes, etc. I ended up using the new towels I bought and then some of my old towels (I bought white ones that could be bleached)...so extra towels are good like the other ladies said. I ditto the straw thing! I had some in my birthing kit and couldnt figure out why they were in there then when my mom brought me a glass of water my midwife popped one out so I could sip! Made drinking much easier.
I never thought about the straws to purchase, I keep a ton of them in the house because of my oldest loves to use them haha. I agree bout them! I wouldn't have drank anything if i didn't have a straw now that im thinking about it.