Have you started packing
your maternity bags? Packing maternity bags is one of the important tasks
during pregnancy. Packing maternity bags can also be one of the memorable
moments for you during pregnancy. If it is your first pregnancy, and you do not
know what you will need, you should read the following article.
It becomes quite difficult for the mother-to-be to decide
what she should pack for the hospital in her maternity
bag. This becomes all the more difficult when it is the first baby.
However, although it seems quite hassling and confusing, it can be done with
proper planning and preparation. There are few necessary things that you need
to pack for you, your partner and your baby. It is better you make a checklist
and make sure you go through it before leaving the house for the hospital.
The Checklist for You
for the labour ward and that can be robe, pajamas or any comfortable dress
that you wear.
of personal hygiene that is used daily
napkins, disposable panties and towels
bra β You can wear this while sleeping also in the beginning.
that has front open buttons so that you can feed the baby at night without
diapers for your child
clothes and other essential supplies
β Do not forget to pack your camera, as you will miss the first shots of
if you wear
dress to wear when you come back home
or iPod β You will need to put on some relaxing music
for the hospital and insurance
empty bags β You will definitely bring more than you will take to the
hospital. So take some empty bags with you.
For your Husband or Partner
clothes, as he might have to stay there for a day or two.
and other dry food items
These are the items that you should check and pack even
before you actually have to leave for the hospital. Besides taking these items
you should be prepared for anything like you may have to go for a c-section if
circumstances demand and doctor decides. When you are actually leaving for the
hospital you should remove all your jewellery,
even the ring.
It is so strange feeling that you will become a mom of
someone only some time after you go to the hospital. You might forget taking
essential things with you or you might take some not useful items and find it a
problem to keep them safe. So, you need to prepare everything beforehand. You
have got plenty of time and today, with immense use of Internet you can have
everything available online. If you prepare yourself for the day, you will feel
relaxed and will not have to make someone rush and buy things every now and
You can confirm this with your doctor or anyone older women
who is at home. If you have attended birth classes you will be taught
everything there. You will also be prepared for the pain and how to ease it. If
the hope is of natural birth, they will give you tips that will help you have
less labour pain and the process of childbirth
will be easy and fast.
It will be great if you have a friend and relative
with you that understands and knows everything that you have packed with you.
This is because anything that is asked by the nurses during labour should be
given immediately. If in case anything goes missing he or she should be smart
enough to get them as soon as possible.