Homebirth Supplies You Didn't Think To Purchase

Published on 7 June 2024 at 21:12

Here is a list of things you may want for your natural homebirth or waterbirth! Check with your midwife to find out what items she wants you to provide and what items she will be bringing to your birth. I give my clients a list of things to have on hand, some of which are found on the list below, others, I provide.

Here is a list of things that I provide for my clients:

  • Peri bottle
  • Herbs sitz bath
  • Chux pads
  • 3 ice packs
  • Newborn hat
  • Bulb syringe
  • 3 Disposable mesh panties
  • Briefs
  • 10-12 pads


Here is a more comprehensive list:

  • Twinkle lights
  • Speaker or earbuds and your favorite music playlist
  • Birth affirmations
  • Birth ball
  • Photographer
  • Doula
  • Chapstick
  • Hair ties
  • Essential Oils
  • Esential Oil Diffuser
  • Homeopathics 
  • Snacks
  • HVC (Honey, Vinegar & Cayenne) or electrolytes to give energy and strength
  • Water bottle with straw
  • Ice available 
  • Heating pads
  • Flashlight (always good in case of electrical outage!)
  • New role of paper towels
  • 2-3 Garbage bags
  • 1-2 Clear shower curtain sheets (found at Dollar Tree
  • 2 Gallon sized ziplock bags for the placenta
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Receiving blankets (okay with getting dirty or stained!)
  • Diapers and wipes
  • Hospital bag -just in case



  • Plan that let's you rest and focus on your baby for 2-6 weeks
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Chux pads
  • Sanitary Pads
  • Ice Pads
  • Disposable mesh panties
  • Peri bottle
  • Teas & Tinctures



Specific for Waterbirth:

  • 2 tops or nursing bras, one to be wet and one to be dry
  • Slippers
  • Bath robe


Some of my favorite supply sites are:


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