Packing a Hospital Bag

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Third trimester are the days in which you must prepare yourself mentally and physically for meeting  baby you have dreamed, for the last several months. At times there might be a possibility that you may get labor a little earlier than the expected date, so it is better to gear up for these things before time. In this article, you will know what necessary stuff you need to pack in your hospital bag.

When to Pack?

It is better to start buying things with passage of time as the pregnancy progresses, being prepared in advance will keep you and your husband in peace with respect to time and money.

So now come to the point, if you are going through a high risk pregnancy or some sort of harmonal issue or you are expecting twins, you must be prepared by the 35th week. In other normal cases it is recommended to pack between 37 to 38 weeks.

Here is the Checklist

There are two possibilities whether you may go for a normal delivery which makes your stay at hospital for around one or two days or you might go for C-Section which increases your stay to three to fours days at least. One important thing to note, don’t forget to ask your hospital what they will provide for mother and baby so that you can ignore those items while packing.

For Mommies or MamaBae

  • Nightgowns or trouser’s that can be comfortable for breastfeeding
  • Nursing bras
  • Underwear
  • At-least one comfy clothes to wear back to home
  • Toiletries
  • Paperwork you’ve been asked to complete by the hospital
  • Nursing pads, nipple cream, pads
  • Mobile phone and its chargers
  • Notebook and pen
  • Hair Comb

For Your Baby

  • Outfit and car seat for going back to home
  • Body Suit
  • Socks
  • Hat
  • Blanket
  • Diapers
  • Baby Wipes
  • Feeder
  • Wrapping sheet
  • Welcome Outfit

You may be anxious during this phase and may forget important things to pack due to anxiety or stress. This is a complete list of all items that serves you and your baby’s needs. Once your hospital bag is ready, make sure that you always keep it yourself or put them into to car so you must not forget while leaving for hospital during labor pains.

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