Labor & Delivery Readiness

Here are some misc. items that I like to complete prior to labor, in addition to the birth plan.


JOYfilledfamily Homebirth Supplies

Homebirth Supplies – Checklist that I use to prep for my homebirths.  I like to list everything that I think I will want/need so that I can be certain that it is rounded up prior to labor.

Baby's Call List

Baby’s Call List – Template to use for contact info for those who should be notified at onset of labor/delivery.  This is a great task to delegate to your children.

Labor Door Sign

Door Sign - I printed several copies of this sign to post in my hospital room when I delivered baby #5, desiring for a home-like birth in the hospital.  Mission accomplished! 

Birthing Prayer Intentions – I create a list of all the prayer intentions of those who have requested prayers so that I can be certain to take them into labor.  I post the list in a prominent location so I (or Dad) can recall the intentions while in labor.

Labor Playlist – The playlist is a culmination of meditations, prayers, and music that I gather to have on hand in the event that I need help relaxing and/or setting my eyes on God.  I don’t always use this resource but I feel comfort in knowing it’s an option.


This post is included in my pregnancy reflections. You can find the other posts of my 31 Days here.


  1. I love how prepared you are! We're very similar in that I like to have everything Just So before the birth. Do you have your hose and adaptors all set to fill the pool? Thank you for sharing!

  2. I am so AMAZED at your strength and desire and selflessness to be able to have the prayer intentions of others posted in your view. You are such a strong woman. I was just thinking of you last night, wondering if things have started up yet. You are in my prayers. God bless you!

  3. I love your charts! I keep checking here to see if you've had your baby...I'll be praying for you!

  4. I recently linked up at “My Pregnancy Journal” - href=""

  5. These are really neat! It's wonderful to be so prepared!



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