If you’re having a homebirth with a midwife, she’s probably provided you with a list of supplies–or a pre-made birth kit–that you should have on hand. However, if you’re birthing at home without assistance, you may wonder what supplies and items would be worth having on hand to maximize your comfort and peace-of-mind as your labor time nears. Of course, birth can and does happen without any special equipment at all, and things work just fine.
Nothing on this list is essential, really–and it’s good to keep that in mind. You shouldn’t be stressing out in week 39 because you’ve run out of honey and can’t find a local source for red raspberry leaf tea! Sometimes less is more. Continue reading