I was wondering what the requirements are for a home birth minus midwife.
I do not mean candles nor do I mean water births. I just want to know what I actually need. I have put towels on the list, but that seems to be all I need (if I go Lotus), otherwise a pair of sharp scissors.
Also, are there any good books out there? Most I have seem just want to try and convince you to give birth at home and then say get a midwife, without really saying you'll need to do this and this and if the baby is breech do that. For example, what to do if the cord is wrapped around neck, what to do if babies mouth is filled with fluid etc.