If you are -- or someone you know is -- planning a home birth, midwife/blogger Antonette Vasseur, who is preparing for the birth of her own baby, provides some tips and a list of items to have on hand to help ease the psychic and physical ups and downs of the birth process. From MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine.

Midwifery and the Bible Part ll: Genesis 38:27-30. @Hollie Head Thanks for sending this article to me. :)

Knock Down Birthing Stools: Handmade in maple in 10" or 12" height, accompanied with a carrying bag. This stool is also available with two sets of legs: One putting the seat at 10" for a deep squat in the 2nd stage of labor and the other set for putting the stool at 12" for those taller clients needing a higher seat. The birthing stool is part of a midwifery tool kit from an artist in Ontario. This site also has fetoscopes and other beautifully crafted midwifery tools.

Birth & Baby Kit: Organic Labor, Childbirth, Postpartum and Newborn Infant Gift – Earth Mama Angel Baby

FREE Visual Birth Plan download - use the template and icons to share your birth preferences with your OB or midwife!

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