What to pack in your bag before you are moving to hospital for delivery?

Pregnancy is one of the most exciting phases in a woman’s life, especially when the delivery date is fast approaching and she is ready to move to the hospital. So it is always prudent to make a list of things that she would need while at the hospital before moving in so that last-minute rush can be avoided and missing out on essential items can be avoided. It is wise to make two different lists one that suggests what the mother to be needs and one what the baby to be born would need.

Mothers list

  • Extra pair of clothes, Shawls, innerwear, bed sheets etc., Maternal clothes which will be useful after delivery for baby's breastfeeding.

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, hand sanitizer, liquid soap, body lotion and body massage oil etc.,

  • A pair of warm clothes, warm socks, a sweater, scarf, and a shawl or pullover to keep the mother warm,

  • A pair of flip flops or comfortable slippers to be worn in the hospital.

  • Necessary documents and paperwork for the delivery and any insurance papers if available. Recent scan reports and blood test report.

  • A flask or kettle for warm water.

  • If under any specific medication then medicines and also the doctors prescription and case history.

  • A camera to catch the special moments of her newborn baby.

  • A diary or notepad to jot down the things to do or remember,

  • A baby Handbook to note down baby details like time of birth or weight or first smile etc.,

  • Some books or magazines to read. An iPod or any other device to listen to pleasant music to combat post-partum depression.

  • Most important of all an attendee. Someone who is ready to accompany her to the hospital and stay throughout and take calls and help her, mostly husband, mother or sister or some close friend.

  • Credit card or debit card to pay up the hospital bills and some cash to buy any snacks or coffee at the hospital.

Baby’s list

  1. Baby support spreadsheet, Baby clothes, towels, Diapers, baby wipes, Baby bed clothes etc.,

  2. Wet wipes, baby soap, baby powder, baby massage oil, baby shampoo, baby nail clippers, A waterproof sheet, A baby wrap, and a Diaper bag to carry all the baby's things.

  3. A file or document holder to keep the birth certificate and other reports of the baby.

Updated on: 30-Jul-2019


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