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  #1  
August 2nd, 2010, 12:08 PM
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I've been meaning to ask this for a while now, and just keep forgetting to...

Has anyone else noticed, that included in EVERY birth kit(or at least all the ones I've looked at, from multiple different companies!), from the most basic, to the most elaborate, are two flexible straws? ....Now, normally I wouldn't think anything of it....But it's in every single kit I've looked at! Am I missing something, or are these just for drinking with?? because if they are just for drinking, I'm a little surprised that it's so common! I mean, just for convenience sake? I would have thought that was a pretty common item to already have around your house.

Anyway, DH and I just find it comical, and now make it a point to check and see if they are included....We've never found one without!

Totally random, I know!
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August 2nd, 2010, 12:41 PM
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Trust me, you want the straws. They are just for drinking with - but during labor, you get thirsty (or are commanded to drink to ward off dehydration) and something the thought of moving to a position in which you can drink either seems impossible or just isn't practical. I was able to sip water on all fours, in the birth tub, laying down, etc. They are one of the most useful things in the birth kit!
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August 2nd, 2010, 01:05 PM
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August 2nd, 2010, 01:44 PM
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yup, included in my kit, and worthwhile when you find a position that is working for you and have a dry mouth or haven't had anything to drink in a while, you don't want to have to sit up or change position just to have a drink.
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August 2nd, 2010, 03:36 PM
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Makes sense! I just never would have thought to included it in the kit....I would have made sure to have them on hand anyway, but I guess it's already taken care of! (we have more if needed)
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August 2nd, 2010, 03:54 PM
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Ditto everyone else haha. Mine don't come in my actual kit, I have to get them myself. I couldn't have had any drinks any other way and they were making me drink like it was going out of style.
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August 2nd, 2010, 10:25 PM
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ditto everyone else lol! they rock!! i did't have them before but bought a 100 pack before my HB. I still like them - especially for breast feeding - great for side lying nursing.
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August 5th, 2010, 10:17 AM
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My midwife bought some extra long flexi straws because she found that a lot of women drank from gatorade bottles or cups that were too big for straws. She was tired of constantly fishing straws out of the bottle/cup so she found extra long straws and ordered them in bulk!

Even though we have them in the house, I wouldn't have thought about having them ready for labor unless someone had pointed out the necessity of them. I would have had to dig around in cabinets while in labor looking for them!
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August 5th, 2010, 02:42 PM
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Interesting. I've never ordered a birth kit so I had no clue (we just use clean towels, clean scissors, no clip...gosh I don't even know what comes in a kit ). But we always have bendy straws because it's the only way I'll drink water out of a cup.
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August 6th, 2010, 05:41 PM
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Mine didn't come w/ one. I think my MW jipped me now!!!
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August 7th, 2010, 08:57 AM
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I'm thinking this needs to be added to the "Supply List" sticky!
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August 7th, 2010, 09:12 AM
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August 9th, 2010, 06:59 AM
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There weren't included in my kit.
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August 14th, 2010, 03:51 PM
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I think we were told to have them on hand, I don't recall them being in the kit we had. Anyway, they were particularly useful in our case because I hemorrhaged, and we kept fluid levels higher by keeping me drinking water until the ambulance arrived... and of course I was flat on my back with everyone trying to stop the bleeding!
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August 17th, 2010, 09:29 AM
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I told my kids they were for them to blow bubbles in the birthing pool to make me a jacuzzi! hehe!!
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August 17th, 2010, 11:07 AM
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Actually it should be in the supply list sticky haha. It is on my supply list and I just typed the whole thing out
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