Update as of 10/1/21
I first wrote this post 2 1/2 years ago. I figured that it could do with a good update.
When I first heard about Amazon, it was mostly being used as a way for people to buy slightly used textbooks at huge discounts compared to the prices that college bookstores were offering them at. When my sister helped me shop for the textbooks needed for midwifery school, Amazon was probably the place that we got the majority of my textbooks. Amazon has become a Mecca of so much more in the last 15 years though. You can find almost anything under the sun on there. When I was furnishing and decorating my office, I found many things that I wanted/needed on Amazon. I purchase many of the supplies for encapsulating placentas on Amazon. Everything from disposable face masks to dehydrators to jars to hold the capsules in are found there.
I don’t know about you, but I keep a running wish list on Amazon. I try to limit how many books I buy otherwise they would take over my house, so books that I am interested in for some time in the future get put on that list. Things for the house that I don’t necessarily need right away or may want for the future one day go on that list. On that list, I also have birth related things that I may want to try out or books that I will eventually add to the Comforts of Home lending library that my clients have unlimited access to.
My Top Ten Birthy Wish List
Update: purchased last year. This is so much more comfortable than my old one.
Awhile ago, I saw some midwives mention using this particular bench as a birth stool. My current birth stool is metal pipes with a pool noodle seat. While it is not super comfortable, it does do the job. This one is more cushioned, so it appears more comfortable. It has the added advantage that it folds up which would make it easier for transporting in my car than my current birth stool. For information on birth stools, see my previous Tools of the Trade post.
Update: I have purchased this twice for my graduating students, but still have not gotten one for myself.
I do love pretty midwifery or birth related jewelry. I have a few necklaces, but no bracelets.
Update: I have a new office, but still don’t have these adorable plushies.
Isn’t he adorable? This guy is from I Heart Guts. They also make an ovary, placenta, and sperm. Besides being super cute, I think they would be a fun addition to my kids’ area at the office.
Update: I got a new midwifery bag that I am enjoying, but it was not this one.
I am always on the lookout for how to carry my birth supplies in a more efficient manner. This bag looks like a great way to hold my stuff and I love the pretty purple color.
5. Banner Frame
I am a vendor at a couple of events per year. Over the years, I have drastically improved my presentation. No more science project board with pictures glued to it. I ordered banners a couple of years ago. My vertical placenta encapsulation banner has a nice stand. My original idea for how to display the horizontal midwifery banner did not work out like how I intended. Now I need to get a new stand for it.
6 – 10. Book
Update: I have added new books to my library and I have added new books to my wish list. As soon as I think that I have all of the best pregnancy books, a new one comes out.
Because Amazon is known for purchasing inexpensive books, of course I have tons of birth/pregnancy related books on there. These are some of the more recent to get added.
I am looking at this blood pressure cuff. It has interchangeable cuffs, so you can use it on the tiniest arms and on those with a little extra on their arms.
What is on your Amazon wish list? Do you have anything birth, pregnancy, or baby-related? Are any of them books?