📌Your baby might arrive earlier than expected. Happend with me my baby arrived almost 18 days prior my Due Date. So it’s worth having your hospital bag packed for you, your birth partner and the baby bag during the third trimester at about week 38 − just in case.
📜This checklist will help you pack your pregnancy hospital bag so you’ll not miss anything.
📌HOSPITAL BAG FOR MOM : Labour and Delivery 🤰
✔️Hospital file - Have your medical records handy, so that your doctors can easily see your medical history.
✔️Your ID proof - You might need
✔️ Insurance papers - For cashless payments
✔️Birth plan (if you have one) - Beneficial if you keep few copies printed and available for doctors and nurses.
✔️Dressing gown - A soft dressing gown is useful for pacing around during labour, or afterward.
✔️Socks - Its good if you keep one in case its cold.
✔️Slippers or flip-flops - Its comfortable if you use your slippers.
✔️Lip balm - Your lips can get chapped during labour. Helps in dehydrating your lips.
✔️Body lotion or massage oil - Some mums-to-be find a little massage during labour.
✔️Water spray, Wipes and sponge - During labour you may feel you’re getting a little hot. It could help you to feel ok.
✔️Soft pillow - If you have a favourite pillow, then it can’t hurt to take it along as well.
✔️Relaxing pass-times - Like a book, magazines, a tablet to watch movies or series, or a music player.
✔️Eye mask and earplugs - To help you get rest in a busy and bright maternity ward. I carried with me and trust me they helped me a lot.
📌 HOSPITAL BAG FOR MOM : After Delivery 🤰
✔️Nightdresses - You’ll need something comfortable to sleep in during your hospital stay. Pack at least one soft nightdress. Choose a front-opening one if you plan to breastfeed.
✔️Heavy-duty maternity pads - Initially you may need to change pads every one to two hours, due to heavy flow.
✔️Underwear - Pack several pairs of comfortable underwear you will need while heavy bleeding.
✔️Bras - Be prepared with a few nursing bras.
✔️Toiletries - Don’t forget
🔺Towels🔺Tssues🔺Hairbrush 🔺Deodorant 🔺Toothbrush 🔺Toothpaste🔺Face wash🔺Body wash🔺Shampoo🔺Conditioner 🔺Hairdryer 🔺Hair clip🔺Hair ties🔺Plastic bag
✔️Skin care products - Make sure you pack some moisturisers as your skin may feel drier than usual.
✔️Glasses and contact lenses (if you need them)
✔️Phone and charger - To stay in touch with loved ones, also you can use it to take those first few pictures of your little one with you 😍
✔️Clothes - Apart from your nightdress, Pack an extra outfit to wear home.
✔️Handouts and reference books - You might need some reference books about newborns care.
✔️Snacks and drinks - Ask to you medical team before intake.
📌HOSPITAL BAG ESSENTIALS FOR YOUR BIRTH PARTNER 👨👩👧
✔️Snacks and water
✔️Phone, camera and/or video camera, plus chargers and batteries
✔️Toiletries and towel
✔️Spare glasses or spare contact lenses (if needed)
✔️Pillow which comforts you
📌 HOSPITAL BAG FOR BABY👶
✔️Bodysuits - You may need to add to what the hospital provides in terms of accessories and layers. Remember, with bodysuits it’s a good idea to choose those that fasten up at the front.
✔️Socks and booties - Newborns can get cold easily. Even during skin-to-skin contact, your newborn can wear a hat and socks.
✔️Blanket - A blanket of your own is always good to have on hand to use during skin-to-skin contact.
✔️Diapers - About 20 to 30 cloth diapers made especially for newborns, good for newborn's skin.
✔️Cotton balls or Wipes - Newborns’ skin is particularly sensitive, so it’s best to use only cotton wool balls or wipes.
✔️Muslin squares - To prevent dribbles from getting on your clothes.
📌If you have a minute, check what your hospital has on hand or provides so you won't need to take those items. Then, once your maternity bag is packed, keep it handy.
📌 //SUGGESTIONS ARE OPEN PLEASE ADD IF I MISSED ANYTHING // 📌
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