Home Birth Equipment and Medications

They also bring medical equipment and medication to:

  • monitor and assess you and your baby during labour, birth and in the early hours after birth
  • help you safely deliver your baby
  • respond to any emergencies in the event they arise

What’s in the bag?

The equipment and medications that midwives bring to home births are comparable to the equipment and medications available in a birth centre or hospital that provides Level I care The level of a hospital outlines: the complexity of care it can provide to birthing people and their babies the medical staff and services they must have to meet the needs of their patients.


Ontario Midwife Annabel Cope talks about the equipment and medications midwives bring to home births.