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What to pack for the hospital

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What to pack for the hospital

Rachel O'Reilly

  Stand West  eyemask,  bkr  water bottle,  Londin Lux  newborn outfit,  Beats by Dre  speakers,  Coyuchi  organic baby blanket,  Chilote  slippers,  Cake Maternity  nursing bra,  Luminara  battery candles,  Teavana  honey sticks

Stand West eyemask, bkr water bottle, Londin Lux newborn outfit, Beats by Dre speakers, Coyuchi organic baby blanket, Chilote slippers, Cake Maternity nursing bra, Luminara battery candles, Teavana honey sticks

By Courtney Ward

As you near your due date, it is time to put together the bag to bring to your birth. Items can vary depending on if you do a home birth, hospital or a birthing center, so please modify to what your plan is. Also, don’t forget to install the car seat a couple of weeks before birth! You won't be allowed to leave the hospital without the car seat installed properly, and it'll be one less thing to worry about if you go into labor earlier than expected. And the reality is that most likely, where you give birth will be close to your home, so if you forget anything crucial, don't worry about it too much. 

Here is a list of items that could be helpful to have on hand during your birth. 

For You & Your Partner

Need to have: 

  • Healthy, satisfying snacks like nuts, fresh fruit, coconut water and chocolate - #1 item that delivering moms wished they'd had more of! 

  • A couple of comfortable outfits to change into, including underwear that you won't mind throwing away after

  • Phone, charger and camera if you are not using your phone for first photos of your baby

  • Refillable water bottle

  • Face wipe towelettes and moisturizer

  • Toothbrush/toothpaste

  • Your necklace from your Mother Blessing, or any additional item(s) that will bring you comfort and strength

Nice to have: 

  • Nightgown, pajamas and/or robe

  • Eye mask - to block out light so you can sleep during the day

  • Slippers and/or cozy socks

  • Nursing bra - if you plan to breastfeed

  • Breast pump - hospital or birthing center may have one on-site that you can borrow

  • Rubber sandals - for the shower

  • Makeup and hair ties/headband

  • Magazines or a new book - this can make for a great surprise for your partner

  • Aromatherapy oils or sprays that calm and comfort - we love lavender essential oil and/or rosewater

Luxury: 

  • iPad

  • Blanket and your favorite pillow(s)

  • Bluetooth speaker - for music during and after birth

  • Battery operated candles - it’s nice to have some low light, but open flames won't be permitted in the hospital

  • Champagne - post-birth, because you deserve a toast!

For baby

  • Baby clothes - a few onesies or outfits for the baby including tiny mittens, hat and socks

  • Baby blanket - the hospital of course provides this, but you may have a special one you want to bring

 

If you need a cute weekend bag to stash all of your goodies in, I love this one from Everlane and this one from Cuyana.