Assisting you through life transitions

What do you pack for birth?

What ever birth you have planned whether a hospital birth, going into a birthing unit or having your baby at home its good to have a bag (or bags!) packed in case you need to go in to hospital.

Obviously you don’t wan to have so much to take with you it takes four trips from the car park to the birthing suit this will not add to a calm vibe!!

You can leave some stuff in the car until after birth and when your partner is ready to get the car seat etc. 

HOSPITAL KIT LIST

For mum

Maternity notes

Dressing gown

Going home clothes

Nipple cream

Toiletries & wash bag

Bath Pillow (water birth)

Maternity pants or-Pants (cheap and lots of)

breast pads

Music

Socks

Food, snacks & drinks

Birth preferences/Plan

TENS machine ( if your planning to use one!)

Birth ball ( they do have some at the hospital so not urgent)

Hair bands/slides

Lip balm                                                                   

Flannel

Nursing bra                                                           

Slippers

Rescue remedy                                                     

Fairy lights /electric candles                                                                                 

Blanket

Plastic jug  (water birth )

Maternity pads                                                     

Nursing top                       

Eye mask

Hot water bottle                                                 

labour massage /oils not for water birth

Straws for drinks

Dirty laundry bags                                             

Tankini top (water birth optional)

Nightwear – something for labour & front opening nightshirts for after the birth

For partner

Phone & charger                                                 

Swim trunks if they want to get in pool

Books/magazines                                                           

Camera

Note book                                                              

Money

Food, snacks & drinks                                          

Change of clothes (they may stay over)

Toiletries

For baby

Nappies size 1&2                                                    

Vest, baby grows (different sizes)

Hat                                                                               

cotton wool

Nappy bags                                                               

Car seat

Blanket/shawl                                                      

Outfit for going home

Scratch mits                                                            

Socks

Cardigan                                                                   

Muslin cloths

Nappy bags

Jacket/cardigan/shawl/snowsuit              

Toy

Things to sort at home

Child cover for other siblings ( always my biggest stress ) 

Pet cover – feeding

Shopping                                                                   

Have baby room basics sorted

Cancel pre-arranged plans

Can be useful for your Partner to have a list of what you have on to cancel for you and let friends and family know. 

Here are some suggested items for you to think of please let me know your favourite additions or leave off’s!!

 

 

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