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Homebirth checklist

(6 Posts)
CharmingChampignon Sat 05-Dec-15 23:05:24

I've had 2 homebirths before but a while ago so feel rusty! We have located the birht pool but need to inflate it and check for punctures. I've ordered a new liner, hose and tap adapter. I know I need a bath thermometer, waterproof for under pool and erm....

I plan to pack my 'hospital' bag as normal with added tankini and stack of towels to hand, and then pack post-birth bags for me and baby in case we need to go in.

Anything glaringly obviously missing? MW is coming this week and I'm sure will give me a nudge but I'd like to be prepared as term next week!

LibrariesgaveusP0wer Sat 05-Dec-15 23:06:38

Mine like a nice angle.poise lamp if possible. grin

PourquoiTuGachesTaVie Sat 05-Dec-15 23:06:51


CharmingChampignon Sat 05-Dec-15 23:17:16

Good thoughts - I def had both of those last time (flashback to lying on a futon being stitched by anglepoise while DH offered the new shift of midwives a cup of tea and they all chatted around me and the dog barked for the placenta....)

blackkat1978 Tue 08-Dec-15 01:59:52

I'm assuming you've got food & drinks sorted? I loved the still lemon lucozade with the sports caps. Also have you got any buckets. I had 2 in case I couldn't get out of the pool & was sick or needed to go! (Didn't use either in the end! ). How about music?

CharmingChampignon Tue 08-Dec-15 08:10:33

I need to sort food - I only wanted hula hoops last time smile I need to get in naive biscuits for mw too!

I've ordered a basic bucket and have 2 trugs from camping but need to give them a scrub.

I've never noticed background noise previously so all my hard chosen birth music went unused but I may check iPod and also sort some low lights/battery tea lights - thank you.

I think it could be nice if baby comes while fairy lights etc are all up smile

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