*Please note: if your pregnancy is considered high risk, a home birth may not be the best option for your family, please consult your medical care provider. I do not suggest birthing at home without assistance from a trained midwife and/or doula.
If you're on the fence about birthing at home, there are many benefits to birthing at home. Do your research and decide what would be best for you and your family.
In this post, I'll be sharing all the steps and tools needed to set up your ideal birthing suite and create the birthing experience you've always dreamed of.
To get started, you should choose a midwife to oversee your home birth, as well as a birthing center or hospital you'd like to deliver at should any complications occur (not ideal, but better safe than sorry). Your midwife should be knowledgeable and supportive, putting your nerves at ease.
Here are a list of items you'll need to prepare your home for birth:
WHAT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR BIRTH KIT :
Once you've delivered, you have to make arrangements to discard of the baby's umbilical cord and placenta. If you are opting for delayed cord clamping and/or placenta encapsulation state these clearly in your birthing plan. Make the necessary arrangements with your doula and midwife to safety transport these items.
Make sure to have all the newborn essentials ready to welcome your baby. Be sure to have formula on hand, or all your breastfeeding essentials to feed your baby. Also make sure to schedule your first follow up appointment with the pediatrician of your choice.
Dayelle Harris is the owner and visionary behind In Day's Care, LLC. She is an author, herbalist, certified Meditation & Crystal Healer, Labor and Postpartum Doula, and certified Usui Reiki Healer.