Labour bag question

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  1. Babylicious

    Babylicious Well-Known Member

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    well 2 questions

    when did you pack your labour bag and the other, what do I need to include?

    Been so long since I had paris that I've forgotten :oops:
     
  2. lisa&alex

    lisa&alex Well-Known Member

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    not done it yet.. lol

    all this apparently

    Your birth plan
    Dressing gown
    Slippers
    Socks
    An old nightdress or T shirt to wear in labour
    Massage oils or lotions
    Lip balm
    Snacks and drinks or glucose tablets
    Watch with a second hand to time contractions
    Digital camera or camcorder (check with hospital first)
    Relaxation materials: books, magazines etc
    Pictures of someone or something you love (the inspiration you may need to see you through to the end)
    TENS pain relief machine if you are planning to use one
    Toiletries
    Water spray to cool you down
    Music to listen to (some hospitals provide CD players)

    For your birth partner:

    Change of clothes
    Snacks GOT LEGS?? WALK TO THE CANTEEN LAZY SOD!!

    After the birth:

    Going-home outfit
    Breastfeeding bras
    Breast pads
    Maternity pads
    Nightdress or pyjamas
    Toiletries
    Address book, plus lots of change or a prepaid phone card for all the calls you may want to make. You may find you cannot use your mobile phone in the hospital building
    Towels, hairbrush, toothbrush and toothpaste

    Old knickers/cheap knickers/disposable knickers
    Ear plugs (in case you end up on a noisy ward)
    Arnica tablets (may help with bruising)

    For your baby:

    Infant car seat
    One outfit for the trip home (all-in-one stretchy outfits are easiest)
    Baby blanket (a warm one if weather is cold)
    Nappies
    One pair of socks or booties
    Hat
    Jacket or snowsuit for winter
    Muslin squares
     
  3. laura-82

    laura-82 Well-Known Member

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    Phew thanks for that lisa - think I've got all the essentials

    I packed mine at the weekend, still need to get some cheapo knickers though to put in.

    Can you take a hairdryer with you??

    Thanks
     
  4. laura-82

    laura-82 Well-Known Member

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    Thought of another - lots of cotton wool, apparently the hospital don't like you using babywipes :shakehead:
     
  5. happy-chick

    happy-chick Well-Known Member

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    Mines packed and ready, just need to get some bits to add to it which i plan to do this week :)
     
  6. Babylicious

    Babylicious Well-Known Member

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    Yay thanks girls. Going to start sorting it out in Jan, bit early now me thinks
     
  7. soulem

    soulem Well-Known Member

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    Ive completely forgotten what to pack too, and this my 3rd!! With my 2nd I packed my bag when I went into labour at 6am!! I was 41 weeks pregnant! Think Ill be a bit more organised this time around!!
     

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