Nope! It really isn’t. You will have a birth kit that your midwife has designed for her and your specific needs. The birth kit contains personal supplies such as disposable underpads (often called chux pads) and gloves. Common household items like bowls, trash bags, towels, and plastic coverings (think cheap plastic shower curtain) help to keep surfaces clean from any bodily fluids. Your midwife will instruct you on how to best set up your birth space to keep the area as clean as possible. After the birth, the midwife (and her team) will also clean up the area and dispose of any trash or debris while you rest with your new babe!