About our birthing kits

The birthing kit addresses the 7 cleans needed for a safe delivery.

The kits are basic with 6 items. A plastic sheet, soap, 2 gloves, sterile scalpel blade, 3 cords and 5 gauze squares.

These items are assembled into a small bag at an Assembly Day.Hand holding kit

A plastic sheet

  • For the mother to lie on
  • Preventing mother and baby coming into contact with the floor or ground

Gauze

  • To wipe secretions from the babies eyes and the mother's perineum

Cord

  • For clean ties for the umbilical cord
  • To prevent bleeding from the umbilical cord for mother and baby

Gloves

  • For Clean hands
  • To prevent birth attendant transmitting germs to mother and baby

Scalpel Blade

  • For a clean cut of the umbilical cord

Soap

  • For clean hands
  • To prevent the birth attendant transmitting germs to mother and baby
  • Washing and drying the stumps prevents infection

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