Pack Your Maternity Bag When You Know Your Expected Date of Delivery is Near
So your expected date of delivery is here and you want to make sure that you have everything packed in your maternity bag before you go into labor. Actually what I would suggest is to make 3 different bags – one for when you’re in labor room, second for your hospital stay and third with clothes you need when you return home from the hospital. Sounds logical, right? Believe me, this will make your life so so simpler.
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Things You Need When in Labor
What are the things that you may need when in labor? Hmm… what I needed the most, let’s find it out here:
- Your favorite music or a book to distract you from pain
- A pair of socks to prevent cold feet in labor room
- A thermos flask to use as a cold pack during muscle contractions in labor room
- Few Hand Towels to clean your hands and face
- A Hot Water bottle if you feel excessive pain in legs
- A Hairbrush to comb and straighten your hair
- Lip balm or Petroleum jelly to avoid drying of lips
- Spare panties
Additionally, you may consider you carry
- Talcum powder
- Plant sprayer to clean your face
- Chewing gums
- Camera to record your memorable day in life
Do remember to wear a comfortable t-shirt before you leave home
Things You Need in Your Maternity Bag
Must have things in your maternity bag are:
- Couple of nightgowns, comfortable enough so that you can breastfeed
- Bathroom slippers
- Pack of sanitary pads
- Nursing bras
- Daily Necessities – toothbrush, deodorant, body creams and your make-up kit
- Disposable panties
- Your favorite music to relax your mind
- Diapers for baby
You can talk to your hospital and check what all items they provide, this will help you plan better.
Your third bag should contain your clothes that you will wear when you are discharged from the hospital. You can keep this bag at home and ask your family to bring it along on the date when you are to be discharged from the hospital.
That’s it friends, I think I have covered almost everything that you may need during your stay in the hospital. Hope you have a healthy baby. Do write in comments below on how was your experience staying in the hospital, which hospital did you choose and why.
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