What to Pack for Mom
When the time comes to go to the birthing center or hospital, every mom wants to be prepared. The last thing you want to worry about is whether you've forgotten baby's first outfit or snacks for Dad. Print and save this list of items you don't want to leave home without - and add a few of your own!
Giving Birth: What To Bring to the Hospital
Slippers will make you feel like you're in the comfort of your own home during and after birth.
Make sure to pack a comfortable outfit you can wear home; don't expect to pull on jeans or a nice sweater for a while! Use these next few months to make good use of your pregnancy outfits.
Sanitary pads will help any unnecessary leaking during the first few days after giving birth.
Hair accessories, like clips, barrettes, a brush and comb, will get the hair out of your face when you're giving birth.
Make sure to bring acceptable documentation, even If you've registered at the hospital. Some hospitals need to confirm your records before you are admitted to a room.
--Your birth plan
--An address book with phone numbers
--Birth announcements and postage stamps
Don't forgot these fun items that may not necessarily be essential -- but can definitely help you through the big event:
--Electric heated massager or tennis ball for lower back pain or leg cramps
--iPod and headphones
For More Labor & Delivery Information
Be sure to check out our helpful tips and tricks to get you through childbirth:
- How to Make Labor Easier
- Tips for Packing Your Partner's Hospital Bag
- Au Naturale: 9 Ways to Manage Childbirth Drug-Free