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Old 02-28-2012, 06:28 AM   #1
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Homebirth Mamas - birth box

Ok, here is my blog post with what's in my birth box. Am I forgetting anything else? 37 weeks on Thursday....!

http://onelittlewordsheknew.blogspot...birth-box.html

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Old 02-28-2012, 03:27 PM   #2
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Labor-friendly food. I know you went fast last time--so did I-- but in the event it lasts longer since every birth is different, you'll want some things on hand that are easily digestible and just as easy to grab and go without much prep. My preference is yogurt and granola bars.
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:44 PM   #3
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Oh good points! I think we're pretty well stocked, I hit up all the grocery stores and Costco last week. Granola bars are in the freezer too.
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I made some granola bars yesterday Last time I didn't eat anything because it was super late and pretty fast, but I am trying to keep my mind open about the possibility of a longer labor, so I'm trying to prepare for possibly needing food during the birth.
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Your list looks good to me Our midwives also requested that we have a cookie sheet and heating pad in case baby needs medical aid, and we have a bowl for the placenta.
Snacks are a definite must, but something I have trouble coming up with ideas for... But given this is day 3 of prodromal labour, I have just been eating normal meals so far Hopefully active labour won't be drawn out!
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DDC...I want to know more about the elastic band someone mentioned in the comments! Do you know anything about it?

ETA: Your list looks great, BTW. Simple but covered all the basics. Makes me feel like I'm over prepared. This will be my first homebirth (due in April).

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