Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Prepared Family Products Presents the Emergency Birth Kit
Recently, while we were taking inventory of our preparedness supplies, we noticed a gaping hole. Although we are well stocked with emergency medical necessities, we had none that were specifically geared toward pregnancy, labor, delivery and immediate post-partum. Realizing that this oversight could mean the difference between life and death, Maid Elizabeth took action.
Drawing on her experience as a midwife, not only stateside but also as an out-of-country missionary midwife, Maid Elizabeth began gathering supplies that she considered essential. Although basic, her kit is filled with the necessities required to help non-medical personnel deliver a baby safely in a home environment. This kit was designed to provide the education and tools for a lay person to successfully deliver a baby in a grid-down, TEOTWAWKI situation.
The Emergency Birth Kit is combat packed (once opened, the items you need first will be on the top and will progress in descending order to the bottom of the bucket) and filled to the brim. An excellent emergency childbirth book is at the top of the bucket, enabling expectant parents to prepare for impending birth, as well as a number of brochures explaining uses for specific items. A list of items is attached to the back of the bucket, along with the quantity of each item. An index is also packed in the bucket explaining the intended use for each item enclosed.
Having had most of my children at home, I can attest to the fact that this birth kit is extraordinarily comprehensive. The fact that it is packed in a labeled 5 gallon bucket makes it perfectly complimentary to most every preppers food and equipment stores.
The reality is that in a worst-case scenario situation unexpected births will happen. Having a birth kit at the ready will bring a modicum of calm to an already stressful situation. As preppers we try to have all the bases covered. The Emergency Birth Kit is a necessary component of every survivalists plan of action.
If you are interested in purchasing an Emergency Birth Kit, just click the Birth Kit button on the right-hand side of the blog or go to www.naturallycozy.com.