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What Should I Pack in my Birth Bag?

What Should I Pack in my Birth Bag?

What Should I Pack in my Birth Bag?

If you’re well into your third trimester and nearing the birth of your baby, it’s time to start planning for the final little details! Let’s start with one crucial thing most parents-to-be tend to overlook: the birth bag. Here’s how you go about packing it.

What to Include in your Birth Bag?

If you are giving birth here at the birth center, you really won’t need much for yourself or baby immediately after birth, and most of it is just what you would like. Here are some ideas on what what to pack for yourself and baby:

  • A going-home outfit 
  • Diapers and wipes
  • Baby blanket 

You might need additional supplies depending on how long you need to stay at the birth center until you feel comfortable enough to go home.

Along with this, the one thing you do NEED is to get and install a car seat in your car. You can’t leave the birth center with your baby if you don’t have one!

Personal Items:

Now that we have covered what your baby needs, let’s talk about what you need.

Here are some basics you might like to pack for yourself:

  • Toothbrush
  • Hairbrush
  • Makeup 
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Any skincare supplies that you can’t go without
  • A change of clothing (make sure it’s something comfortable and easy to put on! You might not want to put on jeans right after giving birth. We recommend a robe or light dress)
  • While we do provide spa-quality supplies for you to shower with; you can always bring your own shampoo etc, if you want to
  • A phone charger (this is easy to forget)

For water birth:

If you’re planning on a water birth, you should also pack in a comfortable bra or a bathing suit top that can come off quickly for skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding soon after birth. Anything that zips in the front or ties in the back are great options! 

While that covers the basics of what you will need; you can always pack stuff that you think you might need or would make you feel comfortable. It can include any snacks or sentimental items that you want to accompany you in your birthing suite.

If you have any questions about what to pack in your birth bag, give us a call!

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