Birth Supplies: What You REALLY Need January 10, 2014 Posted in Late Pregnancy, Pregnancy, Taking Back Birth Share125 +1 Tweet Pin20 Share EmailShares 145In this episode of Taking Back Birth, I talk about the very short list of supplies you need for a birth. You'll probably be surprised at just how short it is.Just press PLAY below to listen.Podcast (taking-back-birth): Download (Duration: 30:53 — 50.0MB)Subscribe iTunes | Android | RSS Share125 +1 Tweet Pin20 Share EmailShares 145 « A Midwife is Not a Midwife Is Not a MidwifeLearning to Feel Your Own Baby: The Indie Birth DIY Video Guide to Palpation » Show Hide 2 comments Add a comment... Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked * Post Comment Amber I have been thinking about "the list" for weeks already (12 weeks pregnant) and this helps SO much. I have wondered about the need for compress, sutures, and cord clamp, but the baby hat was a pleasant surprise. 😉 I love the minimalist approach - it makes me even more excited to be a mother! Thank you for simplifying the birth list! Tabetha This isn't for birth - but giant pads (not the blue pads, but personal menstrual pads). I guess mothers educated in unassisted birth will realize that they will be bleeding after birth, but rather than having to drive to the store (or maybe women who do unassisted births use reusable menstrual pads, it would be good to have these on hand. I haven't given birth at home, but I've always brought pads to the hospital/birthing center. They often have them to provide to women, so I really only need them once I get home, but if you are at home for the birth, you may want to have that on hand for after the birth. Maybe this item goes in an "after birth" category or list?