The nicest thing about a homebirth is it’s like Burger King, you get to have it your way. Do you like candles? You can have that. Do you like fairy/Christmas lights? You can have those all over the place. Flowers, pets, kids, stuffed animals, pictures, yoga swing – it’s your home and your birth, so go crazy.
Gathering supplies for a homebirth is like growing a baby. It may seem a little daunting, but you don’t have to do it all in one day, and there is a lot of help out there.
First off, your regular baby supplies:
- Diapers - If you are using cloth, I suggest you get a pack of disposable newborn diapers just until the meconium is gone. That stuff is thick as tar and stains.