Midwifery Kit

Midwifery Kit

I am often asked what I have in my midwifery kit so I thought I would post a list to assist midwives entering into private midwifery practice, to consider the items you might like to include in your kits. I compiled this list some time ago but, while these days my kit is a little different, the essential elements remain the same.

A midwifery kit is very personal and will vary from midwife to midwife. I have included a PDF document of my midwifery kit that you can download and print. Also if you are interested in purchasing a midwifery kit, download the document called Customised Midwifery Kit. If you fill it in and email/fax it to Pregnancy Birth and Beyond, we'll provide you with a quote. I hope you find the list of items in my midwifery kit helpful.

General Items Needles and Syringes
Sphygmomanometer 1ml insulin syringes
Large BP cuff 2.5-3 ml syringes
Small BP cuff 20ml syringes
Thermometer (and covers) 19g needles
Tape measure 23g needles
Urine testing strips Blood collection equipment
Pinnard’s stethoscope Tourniquet
Doppler Maternal: multi-sample needles and holders
Transducer gel Neonatal lancets
Maternal stethoscope Blood tube for group and screen
Infant stethoscope Blood tube for SBR
Regular exam gloves (non-sterile) Newborn Screening Test collection cards
Single sterile exam gloves Bandaids
Sterile gloves - pair Catheterisation Equipment
KY Jelly Catheterisation pack
Obstetric cream In and out catheter
Blood sugar equipment Foley’s catheter
Glucometer Urine collection bag
Lancets - maternal Saline solution
Lancets - neonatal Medications
Strips for glucometer Lignocaine 1%
Control solution for glucometer Syntocinon
Resuscitation equipment Syntometrine
Infant resuscitation bag Additional Items
Pocket mask (maternal resuscitation) Suturing material
Maternal O2 mask with tubing Amnio hooks
Oxygen tubing Cord clamps
Oxygen cylinder  Infant scales
Oxygen regulator Torch
Bubble wrap (for neonate) Bed pan
Emergency blanket (maternal)  Bluies - underpads
Neonatal Rescue Vac (suction apparatus) Combine dressing
DeLee mucous traps Gauze - large and small
Instruments Cotton wool balls
Birth kit - 2 large forceps, 1 pair straight handled scissors, 1 kidney bowl, 1 10cm small bowl (cord clamp is added). Normal saline solution
Episiotomy scissors Cotton tips
Suturing kit - 1 needle holder, 1 pair small straight scissors, 1 small pair forceps Client notes, Social Security paperwork, NSW Health Personal Health record, Registration of Birth form, NSW Midwifery Data collection form
Sims vaginal speculum Sharps container
IV Equipment Plastic bags (to store clean and dirty equipment)
IV cannula (size 16 & 18) Mirror
Micropore Clean hand towel
Opsite  Cleaning Solutions and Equipment
IV caps Disinfectant
Normal Saline 10ml ampoule Methylated spirits
Alcohol preparation Scrubbing brush (for equipment)
IV giving set  
Normal Saline 1000mls  
Hartmann’s Solution 1000mls  
Jane Palmer is a mother, birth activist and midwife in private practice located in Sydney, Australia. With additional qualifications as a childbirth educator and lactation consultant, Jane works to improve pregnancy, birth and parenting options for families.

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