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    Gypsy Wanderer Husky
    Gypsy Wanderer Husky
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    Ok so why am I throwing out all kinds of medical stuff, ok lets face it. It will be needed. Next question Why the heck did Gypsy just post this topic….Simple!! Sex isn’t going to stop after the fan stops.Which means babies won’t stop being born as well. I know right now the majority here are males, but listen. Like it or not its better to be prepared then not. Its our Sisters, daughters, nieces, and granddaughters you may help.

    I dug out a midwifery hand-out on Home Birth Supplies. I added Midwifery supplies to the bottom. Familiarizing yourself with normal birth NOW will go a long way in the future. Sadly it goes without saying that in a SHTF world, maternal and infant mortality will increase, especially in the beginning…. Remember, around the world today, most babies are delivered by Midwives in less than ideal conditions. Babies are born (not ‘delivered’ like a pizza) and Midwives ‘catch’…… without alot of fuss.

    Home Birth Supplies
    Have these things ready about 3 weeks before the due date:

      1. Clean rooms
      2. Bed made up in this order
      a) Plastic sheet or shower curtain
      b) Clean sheets, top and bottom
      c) Another waterproof sheet
      d) Clean sheets (fitted) and blanket

    Covering the plastic sheet with a blanket will help avoid ‘sweating’
    The top sheets can be easily removed after the birth for a fresh, clean bed.

      3. Pillows (4). A good idea is to cover them with a plastic garbage bag under the pillowcase
      4. Dozen incontinence pads, large * or homemade
      5. One Dozen 4×4 steril gauze pads *
      6. Underpads: Toddler size fitted disposable diapers or homemade from layers of newspaper.
      7. Sanitary pads, large
      8. Large wastepaper basket lined with a garbage bag
      9. Laundry basket lined with a garbage bag
      10. Hot water bottle(s) or heating pad
      11. Unopened bottle of oil (olive, vitamin E, etc.) for massage
      12. Light foods for labour: Red raspberry leaf tea, yogurt, juice popsicles, broth (potassium soup, below), ice chips, etc.
      13. Camera, recording equipment
      14. Rocking chair
      15. Powder or corn starch for back massage
      16. Four bowls (mixing bowl set): x-large for the placenta, large for vomit, medium for compresses, small for whatever.
      17. Six washclothes
      18. Six towels
      19. Eight to ten receiving blankets
      20. Directable light
      21. Food for father and birth attendants
      22. Thermometer (oral and rectal)
      23. Rubbing alcohol
      24. Hand mirror
      25. Baby clothes
      26. Small bulb syringe
      27. Tea Kettle: What’s a home birth without the traditional tea kettle to boil water at the climactic moment! Needed for tea, hot compresses, sterilizing instruments, etc.

    BIRTH ATTENDANT / MIDWIFE SUPPLIES:

      1. Two hemostats, for clamping the cord*
      2. Sharp scissors (bandage scissors work well or anything with rounded ends)*
      3. 12″ length of ‘baby’ shoelace, white – for tying the umbilical cord
      4. Fetoscope or stethoscope*
      5. Latex-free examination gloves*
      6. Blood pressure cuff, if you know how to use it*

    #1, 2, and 3 should be sterilized in boiling water for 20-30 minutes
    *available at medical supply stores

    READ EMERGENCY CHILDBIRTH By Gregory J. White, M.D. or something similar -Normal childbirth

    ‘Potassium’ Soup: Put onions, celery, potatoes, squash, carrots, and greens in a pot and cover with water overnight. Bring to a boil, strain, then freeze in small batches (cubes) for use during labour. This helps to maintain the body’s electrolyte balance with potassium. Eat up the veggies asap.

    Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
    George S. Patton

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    Hannah
    Hannah
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    This is awesome! Thank you for sharing this Husky!

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    Gypsy Wanderer Husky
    Gypsy Wanderer Husky
    Survivalist
    exprepper

    Your very welcome Hannah

    Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
    George S. Patton

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