Guess is a normal practice, my confinement lady also did not give me anything when i placed the deposit. The only thing She gave me is the shopping list to prepare all the stuffs ready so that she can put all her time in me and my baby instead going out to shop.
For deposit some ask for $300, some ask for $200 depends on individual. Mine asked for $200. Before i am due, i also called her to check things like where to get the things she requested etc. Even after i completed my confinement a year, i still called her to check things if i am not sure.