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Hospital Checklist


You never know when your baby is going to arrive so it is always best to prepare in advance. Pack a bag for the hospital about seven months into your pregnancy this will save you rushing around nearer your due date, and in case your baby comes early you will have everything ready. You will need to pack a small bag for the labour and another for after the birth. Below is a checklist for both. All you have to do is print it off and start packing.

For the labour

A small bag (a small backpack will be ideal as they don't take up much room)

Something comfortable and loose to wear like an old t-shirt (or you could wear a hospital nightie to prevent your clothes from getting covered in blood)

A sponge or water spray to cool you down (you could take a mini fan for your birthing partner to fan you off)

Personal stereo with all your favorite music on

Anything else that you think will make your labour more comfortable

After the birth

Nighties or pyjamas (take front opening nighties if you are breast feeding. If it is your first baby take a few in with you as you will have to stay in for a couple of days)

Dressing gown, slippers and socks

Nursing bras or ordinary bras if you are not breast feeding

A packet of 24 sanitary towels (use super absorbent as your blood flow is very heavy after childbirth)

Five or six pairs of knickers (take old ones as they will probably get stained. Take some fragrant nappy sacks for dirty knickers this will take away any unpleasant smells)

Toiletry bag containing toothpaste/brush, soap, sponge/flannel, shampoo/conditioner, hair brush/comb, scrunchies/bobbles and makeup

Two towels (dark ones if possible as this will hide any stains)

Breast pads, nipple cream

A loose comfortable outfit for during the day

Book, magazines, crossword books (this will help to pass the time away while baby is sleeping)

Change or phone card for the hospital pay phone

Loose clothes for coming home in

For the baby

Clothes (take a few changes if you have to stay in hospital for a few days)

Nappies, baby wipes, other toiletries

Snow suit if winter months

Shawl for taking baby home

Other important things

Keep a list of important numbers (hospital, midwife, doctor, your partner or birth companion)

Your hospital notes (this will save you filling out forms when you get to the hospital)

Transport (arrange this in advance if possible If your partner is not around when you go into labour, ask a neighbor or phone somebody. Phone for an ambulance if you can`t get anyone else to take you, and whatever you do don't drive yourself, this could put both you and baby as well as other drivers in danger. Arrange transport from the hospital to take you home.)

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