Packing my hospital bag
Need help packing a hospital bag? We have put together a simple hospital bag checklist with all the essentials. Forget packing light, it’s about packing right. If there was ever a time to be prepared, giving birth to a new human is it.
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Pack plenty of maternity pads. There can be a lot of bleeding after birth. Vaginal or C-sections.
If you’re planning a water birth you might want to bring something to wear in the pool at first.
Consider music. Some hospitals still have CD players. If not, prepare a pocket playlist.
Don’t forget your maternity notes, they contain your birth plan. This is when it’ll really come in handy.
Pack a few baby outfits, cellular blanket, nappies, cotton wool, muslins, booties, sleep suits, vests, scratch mitts, coat and hat for going home if it’s winter and formula if you’re bottle feeding.