Saturday, 27 June 2015

What I Packed In My Hospital Bag For When I Go Into Labour

It can be daunting to think of what you and your baby will need for your stay in hospital. With my first and second child I spent hours on Google doing abit of research to see what other parents packed.

This time round I didn't need the help of Google hooray! I thought it would be a good idea to write a post on what I've packed to helped other mums.

I'm having my baby at my local birthing centre, which is not a hospital with all the emergency care, so if anything goes wrong I will be rushed to my nearest hospital which is North Tees. 

My midwife informed me that I'll be staying in no longer than 6 hours, after I have given birth.
With that in mind I therefore decided not to pack much for me and baby, but here is what I have packed.

Macy's Bag (For Me)
  • 4 Pairs of knickers
  • 8 Breast Pads
  • 10 Maternity pads
  • Slippers
  • PJ's
  • Toiletries (Shampoo, Body wash, spray, toothbrush, toothpaste & hairbrush)
  • Face cloth (so my partner can wet it with cold water to cool me down during labour)
  • Towel
Las Vegas Bag (For Baby)
  • 2 Vests
  • Going home Outfit
  • Sleepsuit
  • Scratch Mits
  • Hat
  • Blanket
  • Baby Toiletries
  • 5 Nappies
  • Pack of wipes
  • Pack of cotton wool
  • Box of starter ready milk bottles
  • Bib

So there you have it, it looks like alot when it's wrote down like this in a list but really it isn't much.
I didn't pack a coming home outfit for me as I'll just wear my PJ's coming home (lazy me) haha!

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