Topic: Supply List
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February 10th, 2010, 12:06 PM
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I had my 1st appointment with my midwife yesterday (she also delivered Dane) and she gave me my supply list again. So, I thought I would share it so we can compare or if any newcomers are interested in seeing it. Christine, could we possibly get this stickied? That way you ladies can add to it as well!

Supply List for your birth - in addition to your birth kit (mine are ordered from
  • Olive Oil - small unopened bottle (for perineum)
  • Hydrogen Peroxide - large bottle (For clean up)
  • Large Sanitary pads, Depends, or Molimed Pads
  • Heating pad (to keep baby warm)
  • Digital thermometer - not ear type
  • Paper towels (for bathroom) & gallon size Ziploc bags
  • Bendable straws
  • Food and Drink: Tea, juice, recharge (electrolyte drink), fruit, all fruit popsicles, yogurt, bread honey, etc - things you like to eat!

Linens - wash and place in clean bags 2 weeks before your due date
  • 2 sets of old sheets
  • 4 wash cloths
  • 4 large towels
  • 4-5 receiving/baby blankets

Water Birth Items
  • Old garden hose for emptying tub
  • Check to see if hose attaches to your faucet, you may need an adapter
  • Small aquarium fish net (to keep tub clean)
  • Sea salt (antiseptic)
  • Flannel backed tablecloth (floor protection)
  • 3-4 additional large towels
  • Dish pan for water (for washing feet before getting into tub)

Optional items
  • Flax or rice sock
  • Music and candles
  • Readings and/or visualizations
Marisa (29) married to J (35), mama to G (10), D (7), B (5) and K (1).
Little Miss joined our family Dec 4th, 2015 at 35 weeks.
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