So, we want a birthing kit. There's SO many of them out there. I have 50-75$ budget for the birthing kit and extras, but I don't know what is useful/helpful... All I know for sure that I want is 2 peri bottles, lots of those jumbo puppy pads things (for lack of the "real" name), something to protect the mattress, a footprint thingy (what types are best?), several pair of mesh panties (are there different ones?), and a cord clamp (what kinds are there?). I also want the Born At Home onesie. BTW, what is shepherd’s purse for? What else would I want? I want everything I might possibly need. This is my last baby, so I want things to go as smoothly as possible. Anything to increase comfort before, during and after.
There's a good selection here, but I am totally clueless on what my husband and I need to have? Could someone suggest a specific kit + additional supplies? Or at least a specific birth kit? It doesn't need to be from that site... I have no clue on where I should shop.
I have a deep, jumbo 3 person bathtub with spa jets and stuff (the corner kind that are triangular), so I don't need any kind of birthing pool, I think... but is there some kind of herbs or soak that I could put in the tub while I'm laboring? (preferably one that colors the water :/ my husband's kinda squeamish, and just in case I bleed a bit, I'd rather not tint the water myself.)
Lastly, and kinda off topic; I'm really intrigued by Placenta Essence, and want to do that... but I think my husband and family would seriously question my sanity if I mentioned it to them. Has anyone done this? What would be the best jar to use? I would want the placenta water to be stronger, and more the color of strong tea. I didn't get to see my placenta last time, I was told it was hazardous waste as they took off with it, so, I haven't even the vaguest idea how big a placenta might be. And... silly question... will it work if the distilled water has added fluoride?
Heh.. I'll cut this off here before I think of any more annoying questions.
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