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22 Supplies You Need Before, During and After a Home Birth

Having a home birth was one of the most zen experiences of my life, but it required a fair amount of research, forethought and preparation. Think about all the little things a hospital keeps in stock for new moms: heat/cold packs, gauze, bed sheets, disposable underwear, disinfecting wipes, pads, diapers… the list is endless. Unfortunately, you’ll pay a pretty penny for any items you use in a hospital, and that’s one of the coolest things about home birth: you won’t be overcharged for supplies, since you buy them yourself! I did hours and hours of research in preparation for my home birth, and I found that I had everything I needed and wanted. This post does contain affiliate links, but there’s nothing I’ve listed here that I didn’t actually have on hand and use for my home birth. I’ve sifted through my order history and decided these were the products I’d buy again.

 

Before the Birth

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DIY Apple Cider Vinegar Remedy For Allergies (And So Much More!)

Today, I’m interested in discussing Apple Cider Vinegar. I’ve used ACV a little before (in the No ‘Poo method of hair washing), but recently I saw my doctor about my seasonal allergies, and she recommended I try taking 1 tsp ACV twice a day to ward off the sniffles, sneezes and congestion that plague me every spring and fall. I’d never heard of doing such a thing, but I thought I’d try it. I stopped my Claritin and gulped town my tsp that evening.

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