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Packing your hospital bag.

It’s recommended that you pack a hospital bag by 36 weeks, even if you’re planning a home birth, (in case you need to go into hospital at some point).

Hospital Bag for Mum:

During Labour:Hospital/Midwife notes - Have your notes handy, so that your doctors can easily see your medical history. This will also include the birthing plan you agreed with your midwife. Labour clothes - t-shirt, something comfy (you may be in it a while)Socks - Many mums pop on some warm socks if their feet get cold during labour.Lip balm - Your lips can get chapped during labour. Having some lip balm on hand will help hydrate your lips.Snacks and drinks - Labour can sometimes be very long, so you could consider packing some snacks and drinks.After Labour:Dressing gown - A soft dressing gown is useful for pacing around during labour, or afterwards if you spend some time in the hospital.Slippers or flip-flops - You’ll want slippers that are comfortable and easy to slip in and out of to wear as you walk around the …

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