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Building a Midwife’s Kit

Orange County Home Birth Midwife

This was a fun project for the Midwifery Assistant Orientation course at Midwives College of Utah. I took this course Summer 2019, so as soon as this list is published it is outdated. The first list is what I have already, some of which goes into my assistant midwife bag. The second list is just some of what I'll need to practice independently as a home birth midwife in Orange County, CA. List adapted from Heart & Hands, 5th Ed.

Home Birth Midwife Orange

Supplies I Have:

-Doppler & ultrasound gel


-Stethoscope (2)

-Blood pressure cuff (2)

-1 pair operating scissors, 5-1/2” straight, sharp/blunt

-1 pair Kelly forceps, 5-1/2” straight

-1 tape measure (flexible)

-Non-sterile gloves


-Essential oils


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Birth Center Midwife Orange County

Supplies I Need:

-Heating pad

-Bulb syringe

-Heating pad

-Vinyl gloves

-Disposable under pads (chux)

-Infant scale

-3 curved hemostats

-1 pair operating scissors, 5-1/2” straight blunt/blunt

-1 pair umbilical scissors

-1 cord bander

-3 mosquito forceps

-2 needle holders

-1 ring forceps

-Cord clamp devices

-Sterile gloves

-Sterile gauze

-Lubricating jelly


-Syringes (3 and 5 cc)

-Instrument tray and cover

-1.5in, 21-gauge needles

-0.5in, 23-gauge needles

-Suture material




-Vitamin K


-Nitrazine paper

-Urinalysis strips

-Pregnancy tests


-DeLee mucus traps

-Cord blood tubes

-Alcohol prep pads

-Stamp pad

-O2 system & resuscitation masks

-IV and blood draw equipment

-Lancets (newborn and adult)

-Pulse oximeter


-Blood glucose monitor

-Herbs, tinctures, homeopathics

Birth Midwife OC Orange

Amanda Cagle is a professional doula, educator, and student midwife located in Orange County, CA who offers comprehensive services to growing families and birth professionals alike. Amanda can be reached via email at or through

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