Hospital Bag Checklist: Mom-to-Be Edition
by Bellus Family Helping New Parents Be Better Parents
- Hospital Documents: The first most important item to pack in your hospital bag is the documents needed for the hospital. It should consist of your ID, insurance, medical cards, and importantly your birth plan if you have one, and other similar papers needed for the hospital.
- Toiletries: Although the hospital might provide you with a bar of soap, shampoo, and a set of basic toothpaste and toothbrush, it is always better for you to pack your own set of toiletries. Nothing beats that feeling of comfort of using your own toiletries because the ones provided by the hospital might not be of your personal taste and preferences. So, the basic list of toiletries you need to pack includes your toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, body lotion, and a comb. These should be enough essentials needed for your stay at the hospital before, during, and after labor.
The above mentioned being the two important items you should pack, the other essentials include: Last Tick-off The Hospital Bag Checklist
- Phone charger
- A comfy maternity gown
- Two-three maternity bras
- Number of breast pads
- Cozy loose tee-shirts and pants, about two sets.
- Slippers/ Flip-flops
- A comfortable bathrobe
- A decent set of clothing that isn’t too tight or too loose for you to wear while you go back home after your labor. Keep in mind your baby bump will not disappear fully after childbirth. You will still have a smaller bump, making you look about 20 weeks pregnant for about another few weeks postpartum.
These are all the essential items one needs to pack in their hospital bag, however, the list isn’t limited to this article. You can always pack whatever you feel will be needed the most during your stay before, during, and after your labor period at the hospital keeping in mind you are most likely to stay no more than 24 hours at the hospital for vaginal delivery and 72 hours at the hospital for C-Section unless told otherwise by the doctor. Pack accordingly.
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