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.
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.