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Home Birth Essentials


Home Birth Essentials

Thanks to the Auckland Home Birth Community as the source of this information...

Suggestions for your Home Birth Box

  • Affirmations
  • Fairy lights
  • Candles
  • Music
  • Hand held fan
  • A comb to squeeze during contractions (acupressure points)
  • TENS
  • Rescue Remedy or Stress Med Spray
  • Tea tree oil
  • Zinc
  • Arnica
  • Essential oils
  • Homeopathic kit
  • Raspberry leaf tea
  • Two buckets – one for dirty towels, and the other lined with a bin liner
  • Old towels
  • PVC mats for the floor
  • Waterproof absorbent pads
  • Coconut water
  • Nibbles
  • Ice pack
  • Hot water bottles
  • Photos of loved ones and special memories
  • Sieve – for the birth pool ;)
  • Torch
  • A bowl or container for the placenta
  • Padsicles – water placed on sanitary pads and then popped in freezer – bliss on a tender perineum
  • Videographer/photographer
  • A photo album
  • Baby’s first outfit
  • Nappies
  • PJs or comfy clothes for mum for after the birth
  • Tena undies for the first day or two (bottom shelf of the sanitary goods aisle in the supermarket)
  • Water bottle in shower if you don’t have a removable shower head
  • Fresh made bed for sinking into with baby 


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