Hospital Bag Essentials- for Labour and Giving Birth

Hospital Bag Essentials- for Labour and Giving Birth

Preparing for your big day at the hospital? When you go into labour, things around you can get a little bit chaotic- so it’s nice to be prepared ahead of time so you can just grab your things and go!

Once you’re around 32-34 weeks pregnant, it’s time to start thinking about prepping for your hospital stay- so let’s get into your ultimate hospital bag essentials.

Essentials for Mum:

  • Birth Plan
  • Maternity Notes
  • Medication (if relevant)
  • Magazine or Book
  • Cash
  • Phone
  • Charger
  • Snacks
  • Pillow
  • Toiletries
  • Sleepwear
  • Slippers 
  • Socks
  • Flip-Flops
  • Underwear
  • Sanitary Pads
  • Nursing Bra
  • Comfortable Outfit (to go home in)

Essentials for Baby:

  • Baby Bag
  • Outfit (for going home in)
  • Nappies
  • Hat
  • Scratch mittens
  • Socks or booties
  • Blankets
  • Baby Carrier
  • Baby Car Seat (for newborns)

Essentials for your Partner:

  • Phone
  • Charger
  • Wash Bag
  • Magazine or Book
  • Pillow


Remember, preparation is key so having your hospital bag ready for the big day is going to be essential for keeping yourself as stress free as possible.

Consider investing in a quality maternity/baby bag for packing most of your essentials into a compact and sturdy bag.

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