What to pack when preparing for labour
It’s recommended that a bag to take to the hospital when giving birth should be ready once you reach eight months of pregnancy, as you could go into labour at any time during your last month of pregnancy.
But what should you take with you? It can be a bit of a daunting task for a first-time mother.
So we have prepared a handy checklist we hope will help.
Toiletries (shampoo, lip-balm, moisturiser, deodorant, etc)
Comfortable, loose pyjamas
Pillow (this may make you feel more comfortable when in labour)
Stretch mark cream
Mobile phone & charger
Going home outfit
Personal items that will help you relax (personal mp3 player, reading book, magazines, etc)
For Your Baby
Clothes to go home
Birth plan (if you have one)
Camera and batteries
Video camera with an empty cassette/CD (depending on what type of camcorder you have)
Money for vending machines
Money for parking
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