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October 11th, 2010, 03:54 PM
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So do midwives supply most thing or do u have to buy to. What do u need and how much does it usually cost? Were just trying to round it all out so we know how much we need for everything

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October 11th, 2010, 07:16 PM
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I think that varies....some MWs will supply a lot and some give you a list. For me I think I will have a list BUT I dont think I'll have to worry about a tub...a friend of mine that has used this group of MWs said they had a birthing pool I could use....so it varies so much from one person to the next...it's hard to judge without asking directly...that being said many of the kits I see online are around 30-50 I think depending on how "delux" you go...
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October 11th, 2010, 09:19 PM
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We have a supply list stickied

But, my midwife supplies the tub pretty much. Everything else is upon me. I supply linens, I buy my birth kit. That's really it. It isn't a big expense added onto her fee. The tub is included in her fee, I have yet to actually give birth in it haha.
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October 12th, 2010, 07:58 AM
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My Midwife had me buy a birth kit. She had a personalized one on In His Hands. It was $45. But you can get cheaper ones if your MW doesn't have a specific one somewhere. We also bought a birth pool which was $185 (that's plus a few things from the same site). Other than that we didn't use anything else. My MW brings a few supplies that she uses, mostly for after babe is born.
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October 12th, 2010, 12:23 PM
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My midwife has us buy a special birth kit online, for about $40, then there is another supply list that has things like towels, washcloths, etc. that need to be together for the birth... most of it is just stuff around the house, that they just want in one spot. I think the total cost of supplies for us was around $50 or so.

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