posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 11:36 PM
I have a new grandson who should arrive in Jan!! And a new niece due in the spring! And as I was sitting here catching up on all the Ebola news, I
realized that in Jan, a hospital could become a dangerous place to give birth. Now, I personally, have given birth 3 times at home with a midwife. And
I have assisted with other births, so It wouldnt scare me if I had to help my daughter-in-law give birth. Because, basically its a bodily function.
But, if anyone in your family is facing this kind of a decision, a little information and a little prep, will make things a lot easier. There are
amazing midwifes all over the country. So, I would connect with one now, and make her your back up plan. If for some reason, she becomes unavailable,
then you are looking at plan c. Plan C could be giving birth at home with your mom or sister or god forbid your husband. And a few things like a bulb
syring, cord clamp (I guess a kitchen twist tie would work lol) there is always improvising, but stashing a few plastic drop cloths, and extra towels
and making a plan with a partner should be considered.
I am not qualified to tell you what to put together in your birth kit. But, I will be getting one ready to include in my emergency medical kit.
Just Google search "how to deliver a baby in an emergency situation." You should be able to google "at home birth kit", and get a good idea of
what you will need.
JFYI, you really do boil hot towels when you give birth at home. The hottest towel placed over your tummy during a contraction really helps with the
pain. So, have a pair of heavy duty rubber gloves so an assistant, can wring out the hot, hot towels.