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What emergency equipment should be present at my home birth?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Several items

Suction bulb for baby as well as the ability to administer oxygen to the baby by a trained person.
If you are not properly trained in neonatal resuscitation then you will cause harm to the baby. Also i would have medications available that can help with hemorrhage such as misoprostol. But you must have a labor attendant who is familiar with the proper use of these medications.

In brief: Several items

Suction bulb for baby as well as the ability to administer oxygen to the baby by a trained person.
If you are not properly trained in neonatal resuscitation then you will cause harm to the baby. Also i would have medications available that can help with hemorrhage such as misoprostol. But you must have a labor attendant who is familiar with the proper use of these medications.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: For Which Emergency?

The problem is that most emergencies are unpredictable & although you can have equipment & meds for the most common complications, it's impossible to prepare for everything.
Make sure your attendant is experienced & that you have been screened carefully for any potential complications. Good luck & be prepared to accept any bad outcomes....It's part of the choice of limiting your access to care.

In brief: For Which Emergency?

The problem is that most emergencies are unpredictable & although you can have equipment & meds for the most common complications, it's impossible to prepare for everything.
Make sure your attendant is experienced & that you have been screened carefully for any potential complications. Good luck & be prepared to accept any bad outcomes....It's part of the choice of limiting your access to care.
Dr. Miguel Cano
Dr. Miguel Cano
Thank
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