Packing for baby has been one of my favourite moments of pregnancy! I’m a little ahead of myself packing at 30 weeks but the excitement has taken over. I’m happy to share with you my hospital bag and the bag I’ve packed for our little girl! Below are the basics, you can add or remove some of the comfort measures but I feel they are great to have on hand as you never know what you may like/dislike during labor.
Before we get into my list below, I wanted to expand on the importance of your Birth Plan. Having a Birth Plan is an important way of communicating with the midwives, doctors, and nurses who care for you in labour. It tells them about the kind of labour you would like to have, what you want to happen and what you would like to avoid, if possible. Here is an example I found online of a Birth Plan from Just The Facts Baby. My Birth Plan was attached to my preregistration papers that I received at my last Doctor’s visit.
Here is what I've packed in my hospital bag:
and here is what I've packed for our baby girl ...
I tell my parents-to-be to start packing for baby about 4 weeks before your expected due date, but if you are a planner and simply excited about your baby like I am then there is no harm in packing a little early!
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