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Having the things you’ll need at the hospital packed and ready to go well in advance of your due date is important. You probably won’t have the time or energy to do it once you’re in labor, and you’ll have the peace of mind knowing it’s already taken care of.
Labor Bag Checklist
For Expectant Mom
Your labor bag will contain essentials and things that will help you feel comfortable during labor.
Insurance card & hospital paperwork
Eyeglasses (if you need them)
Loose, comfortable clothes
Book, magazine, laptop or cards for early labor
Socks & slippers
Bathing suit or sports bra for labor tub (if modesty is a concern)
Hair bands, ties or clips
Rolling pin or tennis ball for backache
Massage lotions & tools
Hot rice sock
Sentimental item from home (favorite pillow/blanket)
Focal point (ultrasound/vacation photo)Music
It helps to have your own bag of things to make you comfortable during labor and an overnight stay. Bring practical things and don’t be surprised if you’re also in charge of documenting the whole experience.
Directions/map to the hospital
Cell phone, camera & charger
Money for vending machines
Change of clothes
Bathing suit (in case you help your partner in the labor tub or shower)
Postpartum Bag Checklist
Pack separate bags for mom and baby to help you stay organized.
Comfortable, loose going-home outfit and shoes
Infant car seat
Baby nail clippers
Hospital will supply
Clothes for baby until discharge
Breast pump (if needed)
Food for mom (but you are welcome to bring in your favorite food from outside)
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