Hospital bag

Hospital bag

FOR LABOUR 

  • Large T-shirt or something comfortable
  • Personal toiletries
  • Sanitary towels
  • Changes of underwear
  • Face spray, sponge
  •  Food and drink
  • Straws (So you can have a drink whilst leaning forward. Also great for doing ‘straw breathing’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9f9Ur5t2qA)
  • Warm socks
  •  Shawl or something similar (for warmth and privacy)
  • Lip-salve, massage oil
  • CDs/iPod, magazines, books
  • Your hospital notes
  • Money

FOR AFTER THE BIRTH

  • One front-opening night-dress or pyjamas
  • Disposable knickers or several of your oldest pairs
  • High-waisted knickers or briefs (useful if you’ve had a c-section, as the top of the knickers won’t irritate tender areas)
  • Breastfeeding bra
  • Extra-absorbent sanitary towels
  • Breast pads
  •  Toiletries
  •  Towel
  • Slippers
  • Dressing gown
  • Snacks, drinks

 

FOR YOUR BABY

  • 6 vests
  • 6 babygrows
  • Hat
  • Cotton wool
  • Something warm to take baby home in
  • 1 packet newborn nappies
  • Car seat if driving home (do not bring in until leaving the hospital)