Packing your hospital bag for giving birth is reassuring for a whole range of reasons. It gives your nesting brain something to do, it focuses your mind on the type of labour you want to have, and it makes you feel ready! I found the majority of my list on the iPhone App called Pregnancy ++ {hugely recommended}, and then I added recommendations from several friends. I’m sure I’ve packed too much, so after I give birth, I’ll do an update on what I did or didn’t need!

Hospital Bag for Labour
1. Maternity Tankini from Figleaves {for the birthing pool}
2. One night shirt for labour {very cheap from Primark, buy from eBay if you haven’t got a store near you}
3. Three sets of pyjamas {in case I have to stay for a few days}
4. Slip-on slippers
5. Cosy Donna Wilson bed socks {my friend Alice of Bootique blog says she got cold feet during labour}
6. Two maternity bras from H&M Mama
7. Two maternity vest-tops from H&M Mama
8. Dressing gown
9. iPad & Kindle, iPhone & headphones
10. Cereal bars & coconut milk {not pictured}
11. V-shaped pillow {not pictured}
12. Ear plugs {in case the ward is noisy}

Toiletries Bag for Labour
1. Luxurious Blossom & Berry massage oil
2. Dextro Energy tablets {for a sugar hit during labour}
3. Straws for easy drinking
4. Hair bands
5. Lip Balm {apparently your lips get dry during labour}
6. My favourite perfume {Clarins Eau Dynamisante}
7. Tissues
8. Maternity pads
9. Disposable knickers
10. Moist Toilet Tissue
11. Tommee Tippee Disposable Breast pads
12. Avent Nipple Protectors
13. Lansinoh Lanolin Nipple Cream
14. Hand sanitiser {for visitors!}
15. Clarins shower gel {for a feeling of luxury after labour}
16. Face wipes
17. Normal toiletries like Toothbrush & Toothpaste, Deodorant, Shampoo, Conditioner, Moisturieser
18. Trofolastin Firming Post-Partum {I hugely recommend Trofolastin products, their anti-stretchmark cream worked for me!}

Other Items You Might Want
1. Massage balls
2. Handheld fan if it’s summer
3. TENS machine

More posts like this one:

First Day of Maternity Shopping
The Startup Wife’s Hospital Bag

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