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Have your bag ready by the time you’re about 36 weeks pregnant, since you could go into labor at any time in the weeks before your due date. Keep your “go-bag” near the door – or even in the car. Having your bag ready ahead of time is a good idea even if you’re having a planned c-section, because labor could start before your scheduled date. Hospital Bag Checklist for Labor and Delivery Important Documents: Bring copies of your birth plan (if you have one), a picture ID, health insurance information, and hospital registration forms. You’ve meticulously gone through the hospital bag checklist for mom and baby—but don’t forget about packing a bag for your partner! Since you’ll both likely be spending a night or two (or more; hello c-section) in the maternity ward, gather up some overnight essentials—plus a few things to keep your partner occupied (labor can last for a good long while).

Breastfeeding pads and a great lanolin nipple cream are essential for packing in your hospital bag! Chargers – You will be taking TONS of photos of your little one and your time in the hospital. You’ll also be texting and calling back family members and.

Bring these in your bag: large sanitary or maternity pads. large comfy knickers (or disposable ones) towels. dressing gown. slippers or flip-flops. comfy, maternity-sized outfit to wear home. cash – you might need it for parking or to grab a magazine or emergency chocolate bar. iPad or tablet. Your departure for the hospital or birthing center probably won’t be as frantic as Hollywood wants you to believe, but it’s still a good idea to be prepared. That means having your hospital bag packed and ready to go at least a few weeks (if not several) before your due date just in case your baby decides to make an early appearance.

What To Pack For Yourself During Your Pandemic Hospital Labor & Delivery Stay Nipple Pads. My favorite and go to brand are these here.I always take a few because I didn’t the first time around and my shirt was soaked in milk on day 2 and I wanted to cry. I’m ready to go pack my hospital bag (yes, I think it’s happening THAT soon!).

Last time we were a little unprepared when we ended up with a four day stay in the hospital post-delivery – so here is what I’m gonna make sure to pac. When to Pack Your Hospital Bag Ideally, you should have your bag ready to go (besides last-minute items like your toothbrush) by 36 weeks or 37 weeks pregnant, just in case you go into labor before your due date. Some items are essential (you’ll need a car seat, for example); others will make you feel comfy and remind you of home. Your Hospital Stay Checklist You won’t have a lot of space to store things, so try to fit everything you need into a standard roll-on bag.

Be sure that is well labeled and is lockable as an extra layer of security. Among the things you should include on your packing checklis.

List of related literature:

We have included a list of what to pack for a hospital transfer in the chapter “Labor and Birth at

“The Essential Homebirth Guide: For Families Planning or Considering Birthing at Home” by Jane E. Drichta, Jodilyn Owen, Christianne Northrup
from The Essential Homebirth Guide: For Families Planning or Considering Birthing at Home
by Jane E. Drichta, Jodilyn Owen, Christianne Northrup
Gallery Books, 2013

You will probably be moved at least once during your hospital stay, and someone is going to have to move your bag along with you.

“The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy” by Vicki Iovine
from The Girlfriends’ Guide to Pregnancy
by Vicki Iovine
Pocket Books, 2007

Basically, bring anything and everything you think might make your labor and hospital stay more comfortable —mp3 player, magazines, a good luck charm.

“The Pregnancy Countdown Book: Nine Months of Practical Tips, Useful Advice, and Uncensored Truths” by Susan Magee, Kara Nakisbendi
from The Pregnancy Countdown Book: Nine Months of Practical Tips, Useful Advice, and Uncensored Truths
by Susan Magee, Kara Nakisbendi
Quirk Books, 2006

I haven’t even packed my hospital bag yet.

“The Girl You Gave Away: An absolutely gripping psychological thriller” by Jess Ryder
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by Jess Ryder
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My hospital bag is packed and sitting by the door to our room.

“Shanghai Girls” by Lisa See
from Shanghai Girls
by Lisa See
Bloomsbury Publishing, 2010

Internet searches explain what to pack in your hospital bag, how to make a birth plan, and what songs are most soothing during transition.

“Risen Motherhood: Gospel Hope for Everyday Moments” by Emily Jensen, Laura Wifler
from Risen Motherhood: Gospel Hope for Everyday Moments
by Emily Jensen, Laura Wifler
Harvest House Publishers, 2019

Make a list of things you may need in labour, pack a small case for your stay in the hospital and make sure you also stock up on essential items for your return home.

“Model Marriage” by Dag Heward-Mills
from Model Marriage
by Dag Heward-Mills
Parchment House, 2007

I had my birth bag ready for weeks!

“Mama Glow” by Latham Thomas
from Mama Glow
by Latham Thomas
Hay House, 2012

Packing my hospital bag for birth was done in a daze, not much was needed.

“Myles' Textbook for Midwives E-Book” by Jayne E. Marshall, Maureen D. Raynor
from Myles’ Textbook for Midwives E-Book
by Jayne E. Marshall, Maureen D. Raynor
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2020

Pack three bags for the hospital or birth center: one bag for labor, one for the postpartum stay, and one for your baby.

“Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide” by Janet Walley, Penny Simkin, Ann Keppler, Janelle Durham, April Bolding
from Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide
by Janet Walley, Penny Simkin, et. al.
Meadowbrook, 2016

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  • I had my baby 9months ago but for some crazy reason I’ve really been looking forward to this video. Guess it’s just nosyness. Also congratulations on the safe delivery on your son he’s beautiful ��

  • Hi Debbie do you know I watched this Kung fu movie Ip Man 4?
    And Guess what!!! I saw a girl called Yonah and she looks JUST LIKE YOU DEBBIE:D
    That girl looks so close to you:D

  • You guys are going to be the best parents ever!! You guys are the cutest!! Is her name going to be Lacie, Demi, Lilac, Lilah or Nora??

  • Definitely get some stool softener for home! I know it’s TMI but going to the bathroom a few times after having a baby can be incredibly painful and they help tremendously!

  • I just had my baby and the diapers were seriously the best thing ever!
    My water broke at 32 weeks and it was leaking until I was 33 weeks and had him…they saved my life with the leaking and after having him!!

  • It definitely depends on the hospital but I was able to wear fuzzy socks & I was so glad I packed them!! My toes were freezing lol, our hospital is always so cold ��

  • I could not be bothered to put clothing on after, so a robe was so nice so I could just wear a bralette and a diaper the whole time.

  • When I had my baby I basically brought nothing with me and just lived in the hospital gown. I guess it made things easier, but thinking back on it I might’ve enjoyed some of the comforts of home!

  • ROBE and a nursing bra were literally all I needed plus two outfits because you are there for 2 days. Half the time people are in and out pushing on your belly and all that so I literally was half naked with just robe and nursing bra ����‍♀️����‍♀️ if you bring anything bring these two essentials!!! And then of course chargers and clothes for dad (and yes probably won’t change more then once ����‍♀️)

  • My hospital gave me ice packs when I had my daughter! They helped cool down and soothe everything down there. Also, I didn’t really do a sitz bath, but they gave me this bowl type of thing that I filled up with warm water and I sat in it for 15-20 minutes and it helped with the healing process

  • CHAPSTICK CHAPSTICK CHAPSTICK!!! Hospitals are crazy dry and it was one of the main things that I used for all 3 of mine, and I already have it packed for #4! Haha

  • Motherlove nipple cream if you plan on breastfeeding!!!! I started using it a week before I gave birth and I never did get cracked/sore nipples like so many people claim to get.

  • I’ve been here since your cheerleading competition vlogs and now you’re about to have a baby! I’m the same age as you and I find it kind of unbelievable, you take to everything like a duck to water ��

  • As a postpartum nurse, your simplistic bag is perfect! I would just add a hair brush for you, if you are bringing your own pillow make sure the pillow case is not white so you dont forget it at the hospital when you leave or change rooms, a pair of disposable flip flops for Parker and maybe warmer clothes for Parker to sleep in just in case he gets cold at night. Everything else is great and honestly I would save your nice slippers and use a cheap pair you don’t care about throwing away. My work shoes NEVER come in the house and after we had my son we immediately threw out both of our flip flops we wore at the hospital. You may not walk out of your room but every other health care provider is going from room to room and we step in a lot of body fluids.

  • Nipple cream if you are breastfeeding!!! Start applying it BEFORE your nipples start cracking!! Trust me on this!!!!! Good luck on your labour!

  • The hospital gave me enough of the diaper like pads that I only bought those exact pads you bought. Your bag looks great! Honestly I barely used anything the hospital didn’t provide and I’m also in Utah so it’ll probably be similar for you if it’s intermountain.

  • I’m glad you covered the basics and didn’t go overboard lol chapstick, my body wash & lotion were my main staples while I was in the hospital lol can’t wait for the birth video!!

  • Really wanna know where the baby’s swaddle is from and that little pink cloth you packed just in case as well as the pacifier clip ♥️

  • we have a no spill cup for my 2 year old too, they are fantastic. It’s interesting that they give you your prenatal record to take with you. Not sure if that is a Canadian thing or not, our doctor was part of a hospital system so they had all my records already.

  • Omg ����‍♀️ i thought that on the thumbnail there was:”expecting son” and I am watching this after starley was born ����❤️ this was in my recommend ��

  • Your video was the best I’ve seen so far! & I have seen A LOT! I wasn’t bored, you’re not annoying & I love how organized you are! Thumbs up!!!

  • Pack some snacks you like. Hospital food tastes awful. Breastfeeding makes you super hungry. After three kids with three c sections which require longer stays I honestly didn’t use much of anything. Pad and pen is good for tracking breastfeeding. Or use an app on your phone. Oh and lanolin for sore nipples and breastpads

  • I used the perennial spray and LOVED it. Also got the after ease but I didn’t have any contractions after labor so I didn’t need them! Bring all of it with you though you will want it there!

  • That’s how I was with my first 4 I left the hospital the next day for all. With the twins I had to stay a little longer. So, I did bring my own pads though, the hospital ones were really big and uncomfortable.

  • Make padsicles!! That was my favorite postpartum item. Also bring an empty bag so you can take everything the hospital provides for you home! My hospital provides the sitz bath and I took it home with me ��. It’s a little bath that sits on the toilet that you fill with salts and warm water. It’s ok. You could also get a donut seat for your bottom because it’ll hurt to sit for a while.

  • I’m sure somebody already has commented this, but you should practice properly putting the car seat in and out of the car. It can be super tricky and it’ll be hard with a little new baby in it! Also I would keep the suitcase and everything you need for the hospital in the car, you could be out somewhere and go into labour:))

  • Yup lip balm and hair elastics were my two must haves! Love how you didn’t go crazy and are just bringing the essentials! Hoping your next video is a birth vlog!

  • My dad always teases my mum for getting like stuff from the hotel and stealing kinda stuff that’s free and when we go travelling we don’t get our toothbrushes from home we just get the ones from the hotel that we went

  • I just brought myself a change of cloths and my tooth brush lol phone obvi. I put more effort into my daughter bag, several different outfits if different sizes, blankets and different brands of diapers of different sizes just in case ��

  • I am like you I want to keep the hospital bag simple. I have heard it is nice to have a small bag for small gifts people might bring when baby is born. Don’t forget some snacks for you.

  • I suggest getting some depends in your size! The hospital panties can be huge and you’re tiny so might be a good idea to have something that won’t just fall off. ☺️

  • Girl, you are a breath of fresh air after all the ridiculous mommy vloggers who buy and pack a ton of totally unnecessary stuff for the hospital.

  • I love your videos girlie! Thank you for this it’s very helpful ��☺️ Congrats on almost having your baby!!! I’m not due till may with my second son time is going by sooo slow ��

  • Where did you purchase that small make up bag you had with with foundation? The mesh one that has all your make up stuff and all the other stuff that you had in those mesh with that cute print

  • Depending how long you’re there / even though he doesn’t think he’ll change, I’d say bring a clean pair of underwear for Parker ����‍♀️clean underwear is always nice to have hahaha

  • I am literally so excited for the birth vlog you don’t even know. Every time they go a few days without posting I’m like “wait, Maybe her water broke and they didn’t want to film that day” I am so ready!!

  • girl! i love how chill you are for packing! i lived in a robe, so that i would add! also eye mask and ear plugs because its so loud there!

  • Oh my gosh I am sooooo dang excited to see the baby!! I hope everything goes well and without issue and the baby arrives soon! But not too soon ��

  • I just had my baby girl 2 months ago, from my experience I really appreciated big pads and the hospital underwear until I got home, then I switched to my own underwear. Take the momma Frida! You’ll want it for the bathroom AND when you shower after birth. It’s a lot easier to use than the hospital one.
    You really don’t need too much, the hospital towels and pillows aren’t that bad, the blankets are awful though.

  • Don’t forget a nice soothing chapstick! It seems silly, but with delivering both my baby girls it was a must!!! During your delivery they don’t really let you drink water but give you ice chips. So after laboring for 6+ hours your mouth gets soooooo dry! And if your planning on nursing, make sure to have some breast ice packs on hand. The lansinoh brand is great. Congratulations you two! Looking forward to all the family vlogs coming our way! ❤️

  • It must be easier packing second time round and knowing what you will and won’t need. Good job I’m sure this will be very helpful to those who are worried about what to take

  • you were so prepared! perfect for anyone going into labor. I wouldn’t bring makeup either that’s one less thing to have to worry about lol.

  • i see you have the lactation cookies like we did last time ❤ remember we baked them then froze them? worked great. this time i will order a pack lol.

  • I tried the after ease with my second baby and it seriously helps! The cramping after is so bad, I mixed after ease with apple juice. Tastes horrible by itself!

  • Our hospital did not give us any of that. I think they gave us 2 diapers and 5 pads. Those disposable panties are amazing. The suitcase is the way to go. A robe is a must. I brought make up so I didn’t look so tired in all of the pictures ��

  • I haven’t watched you in forever and I thought about you today so I decided to look you up. I realized the last video I remember watching of yours was the video when Parker proposed. Let me tell you how shook I was to see all these baby videos ��

  • Lol Towels i didn’t care.. I was so happy she came out but she came out like a football player so I had 23 stitches and the tucks pads helped biggg time. So happy for you guys congrats again

  • My youngest daughter is 10 and I can’t even remember what I packed in my bag �� but I’m sure it was some of the same essentials. I had my hair braided and wasn’t worried about makeup either.

  • So happy to see this video! I will be having a c-section and will be in the hospital at least 3 days. Would you still recommend a BP or a starlet?

  • This is so helpful �������� I remember my mom packing her bag early so that she wouldn’t have to worry about getting that all set when she was ready to go.

  • Debbie is pack for her and the baby. But jianhao is packing like for his summer vacation or something.
    Debbie is packing to make sure she and the baby is comfortable in the hospital. But jianhao is packing to make sure he is comfortable in the hospital. That is so funny. And Debbie is done with him. Like ( I give up ). But he is the perfect daddy for the baby and perfect husband for debbie. Because he make sure he have the marriage certificate

  • Bring snacks for yourself and Parker… and pack the “granny panties” and the after ease because the nurses are going to push down on your stomach like there is no tomorrow.

  • WITCH HAZEL FOR AFTER CARE! SNACKS FOR YOU! AND SOMETHING THAT PLAYS MUSIC! CAN GET BORING SITTING AND WAITING AND IT HELPS SET THE MOOD YOU WANT.

  • When I entered the last two months of pregnancy, I went ahead and got my hospital bag ready. I totally didn’t bring any diapers with all intentions of using the hospital’s! lol. they even sent some home with us. lol The disposable underwear is totally comfy after labor. I wish I would’ve brought lip balm bc I noticed that my lips were uncomfortably dry during labor. Thanks for sharing!

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