What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag

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Everything but the kitchen sink. That’s what I bring with me everywhere! My Grandma always said “you never know when you might get stuck somewhere without clean underpants”. Very true Grannie. So, when it comes to packing the bag to bring with me to the hospital to have a baby, you better believe that I am prepared!

I seriously wanted to have home births, no packing required, but my husband insisted that we go to the hospital. He explained that the labor was mine and I had full control of how things go, if he can just make the request to have it in a hospital setting — in case something goes wrong. As much as I wanted to protest, I honored his request because these are his babies too. So, I chose an amazing hospital that has a midwife group and is entirely open to any and all granola mama requests. Mama and Daddy are happy. I still plan to have the most natural birth possible, as I did with my first two deliveries. No medical intervention. This is why I am bringing my arsenal of goodies to help bring me and my precious baby through an amazing natural labor. I have had so many questions about this topic that I decided to put together a post about what to pack in your hospital bag for a natural labor, and I threw in a short video so you can see all the goodies too.

Here is my list:

In the diffuser

  • Peace & Calming: diffuse to create a relaxed atmosphere in the labor room

What do YOU plan to bring to the hospital, or what have you already packed. I would love to add some essentials to my list. Please leave your comments below.

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