Now’s the time to gather together all those essentials you’ll need during labour and after your baby’s arrival. Even if you’re not planning a hospital birth, you may need to go in unexpectedly, so try to have a bag packed by the time you are about 36 weeks pregnant.
What should I pack for labour?
- Your birth plan and maternity notes.
- Dressing gown.
- Backless slip-on slippers
- Old nightdress or T-shirt to wear in labour.
- Lip balm.
- Snacks and drinks for you while you are in labour.
- Hairbands or a clip.
- TENS pain relief machine
- Music. If you like music in the delivery room
What should my birth partner pack?
- Water spray or a hand-held fan,
- Comfortable shoes.
- Change of clothes.
- Mobile phone and charger.
- Snacks and drinks.
What shall I pack for after the birth?
- Going-home outfit. Comfy Clothes
- Nursing bras. Bring two or three.
- Breast pads.
- Maternity pads. Bring a couple of packs.
- Nightshirt or T-shirt.
- Towels, hairbrush, toothbrush and toothpaste.
- Old or cheap knickers, or disposable knickers.
- Arnica cream. works.
- Eye mask and earplugs
What should I pack for my baby?
- Two or three sleep suits and vests.
- Baby blanket.
- Cotton Wool
- Muslin squares
- One pair of socks or booties.
- Bottle if bottle feeding
- Jacket or Snowsuit for taking baby home
Why not purchase a ready made bag from the amazing Maria Louise www.mlmaternity.com.
Image above is a MLM bag