Labour Bag – What to pack

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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
  •   Socks.
  •   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.
  •   Pillows.
  •   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.
  •   Swimwear.
  •   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.
  •   Toiletries.
  •   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.
  •   Nappies.
  •   Cotton Wool
  •   Muslin squares
  •   One pair of socks or booties.
  •   Hat.
  •    Bottle if bottle feeding
  •   Carseat
  • 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

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