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What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag

Packing your hospital bag brings on a whole wave of magical emotions. You are preparing yourself for your next adventure, to meet your baby. Below we have listed some must-need items as well as a few suggestions, not only for yourself and your baby but for your partner too.


You may have some items in mind that are not listed below so remember:


❤️ This is your journey.

❤️ This is your birth.

❤️ This is your hospital bag


You might also want to consider having more than one bag; one for you, one for baby and a few bits for your partner (although they can sort themselves out)! Oh, and you might also be able to book a tour of the hospital where you’ll be having your baby. That way you can ask more about what you need to bring from home and what’s available at the hospital.



For Yourself


  • Hospital Notes.

  • Birthing plan

  • Note to caregiver

  • TENS machine

  • BYL affirmation cards

  • BYL relaxation audio

  • Birthing ball – hospital may provide

  • BYL birthing position cards

  • Essential oils – Lavender

  • Massage oil

  • Water – small bottles with straws

  • Hairbands/clips

  • Old large t-shirt

  • Dressing gown

  • Slippers and socks

  • Your regular medication if on any

  • Hydrating mist

  • Hand fan

  • Pyjamas, nightdress, or both

  • Lip balm

  • Sports drinks

  • Glucose tablets

  • Sanitary/maternity pads x 2 packs

  • Maternity knickers x 6/8

  • Toiletries – shampoo, body wash etc

  • Dark towels

  • Mobile phone with charger

  • Healthy Snacks – cereal bars, bananas, nuts

  • Loose clothes for going home

For Partner


  • Money for carpark

  • Mobile phone with charger

  • Camera

  • Toiletries – Inc. shaving items

  • Change of clothes

  • Snacks

  • Drinks

  • Entertainment

It won't just be the two of you you are packing for...for the baby, add in:

  • Bodysuits or vests

  • Sleepsuits (including one you want them to go home in)

  • A hat

  • Scratch mittens

  • Socks or booties

  • Nappies

  • Cotton wool balls or pads

  • Blankets

  • Muslin squares

  • A snowsuit if it’s cold.

  • You’ll also need a rear-facing car seat that’s correctly fitted.

If you feel that you require additional support to prepare for your baby's birth, I can create a bespoke doula package to include hypnobirthing, private yoga sessions and of course, I can be by your side when you birth your baby, ensuring you feel comfortable, prepared and at ease.



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