The birthing supplies that a pregnant woman and her family should be advised to prepare before the delivery are listed below:

  • Very clean cloths to put under the mother and for drying and covering the newborn
  • New razor blade to cut the cord
  • Very clean and new string to tie the cord
  • Soap, a scrubbing brush and (if possible) medical alcohol for disinfection
  • Clean water for drinking and for washing the mother and your hands
  • Three large buckets or bowls
  • Supplies for making rehydration drinks, 'atmit' or tea
  • Flashlight if there is no electricity in the area.

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