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What do I pack for the hospital?!?

This is the big question that so many mamas have...what to pack for the big day. Here is a list of the major items to bring with you to the hospital. Make sure you have it packed a couple weeks before your due date and then you don't need to stress as the big day approaches. Breathe mama, you got this! (This is not an exhaustive list, but definitely covers the major/important items.)


These could include:

{ } Birth Plan/Preferences

{ } Pillows

{ } Snacks

{ } Heating Pad

{ } iPod

{ } Hard candies. gum, mints etc

{ } Ultrasound picture to use to focus on during contractions and/or birth affirmation cards

{ } TENS machine

{ } Hand held fan

{ } Comfortable shoes (slippers aren't the best if you plan on walking around a lot)

{ } Hair band/hair ties

{ } Chap stick

{ } Small bottle of massage oil

{ } Camera (make sure its charged!)

{ } Refillable water bottle

{ } Gatorade

{ } Tooth brush, paste and/or mouthwash

{ } Deodorant

{ } Chargers for phone and other electronic devices


Postpartum bag

For baby:

{ } Car seat properly installed

{ } 2 Hats

{ } Outfit-for going home

{ } 2 or 3 onsies

{ } Blanket-for taking baby home

{ } Diapers-size newborn

{ } Wipes sensitive

{ } Olive oil or Vaseline-to put on bum for baby’s first bowel movement(mechenonium)


For mom:

{ } Nursing Bras

{ } Nursing pillow

{ } Breast pads

{ } Pajamas with opening at the front for easy breastfeeding

{ } Robe

{ } Outfit to go home

{ } Overnight pads

{ } Flip flops for shower

{ } Small bottle of shampoo and body wash

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