Birth Kit and Supply Information
We have you purchase your birth kit through Precious Arrows, which is a midwifery website that supplies custom birth kits.
We recommend that you purchase your birth kit by 36 weeks to ensure that you receive it by the time you reach 37 weeks.
- If you want a water birth at home, click here for the waterbirth kit.
- If you don’t want a waterbirth or have your own tub/pool, click here for your kit.
- If you are using the Eco Birth Pool in a Box or the birth center pool, choose this kit and add the liner option before you check out
- If you are RH negative, choose the “Eldon Card” option before you check out.
What’s THAT for?
- Basic Underpads – These are the chux we use underneath you to help protect your bed/carpet/anything else in your home.
- OB Pads – We use these to make cold compresses soaked with Witch Hazel for the first 48 hours after the baby is born.
- Sterile Gloves – We use sterile gloves for delivery, checking you during labor, and examining you for any tearing.
- Peri Bottle – This is for postpartum and can ease the discomfort of peeing for the first time after having your baby.
- Bulb Syringe – This goes in your postpartum bag and is for when baby seems extra snotty.
- Straws – These are a godsend for laboring mothers who don’t want to drink! Straws make it easier to get you fluids, no matter what position you are in.
- Iodine Scrub Brush – This is what we use to wash and scrub our instruments before we re-package and re-sterilize them.
- Fracture Bedpan – We deliver the placenta into this.
- Kleenprint Footprinter – This is the footprint card we use to put your baby’s foot prints on the keepsake birth certificate you get. It’s also reusable so you can make hand and feet prints on whatever you want!
- Keepsake Birth Certificate - This is the keepsake of your baby’s birth, we hand-write the certificate and put baby’s foot prints on it!
- Cord Ring – This is what we use to band your baby’s cord once we do the newborn exam. It’s much smaller than the clamp and lends itself to better skin-to-skin
- Umbilical Cord Clamp – We use this when your baby is first born to clamp the cord, until we band it at the newborn exam.
- Non-sterile Gloves – We use these gloves for everything that doesn’t need to be sterile, cleaning up, changing chux, etc.
- Trash Bags – We use one of these for trash, and one for laundry. All the mess leaves with us!
- Wash Basin – This basin is multipurpose and can serve as anything we need it to. As a bowl for cold compresses, to pour water over you or your belly, and to wash our instruments in after your baby is born.
- Paper Towels – We use these to clean up before and after baby is born.
- Witch Hazel – A mild astringent, Witch Hazel feels great as a cold compress after the baby is born
- Olive Oil – Olive oil helps you stretch, and also protects little baby’s bum from sticky meconium once he or she is born.
- Gallon Freezer Bag – We wrap the placenta in chux pads and seal it in this bag before giving it to you.
- Neat Nick lancets – We use these for the baby’s Metabolic Screening at the 48 hour postpartum visit.
- Amnihook – This is used if we break your water.
- Newborn Paper Tape Measure – We use this for the newborn exam, and write the measurements on it for you to keep and treasure.
- Sterilization Pouch – Our instruments go in here once we wash them, and then are re-sterilized in our Autoclave.
- Protection Plus Classic Underwear – Fondly known as the “fancy pants”, these are disposable underwear that are best for your first 48 hours postpartum.