What To Pack In Your Hospital Bag For Labor & For The First Couple Weeks

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what to pack in your labor bag

what to pack in your labor bag

I’m literally due any day now and my hospital bag is finally packed. Luckily this isn’t my first kid so I’m a tad more prepared on what I need to bring to the hospital. Best case scenario is you should pack your bag at least 3 weeks before your due date. Last time I had no idea what I was supposed to bring,

First and Foremost, make sure you have your birth plan available. I was induced last time so that wasn’t an issue, but in the heat of the moment you can get carried away and have things go not as you planned. For instance this time I do not want an epidural.

  • Your ID and Insurance information. Also make sure to pre-register at the hospital.
  • Music (Phone or Ipod)
  • Camera (you know you’re gonna want amazing photos of that sweet baby)
  • Chargers
  • Heating pad or massagers for comfort
  • Stress ball or reliever for labor
  • Hygiene Items (Shampoo/Conditioner, Soap, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, deodorant etc)
  • Nursing Bras and pads
  • Nightgown
  • Warm socks
  • Extra underwear and maxi pads
  • Comfy clothes
  • Your own pillow or I bring a Boppy
  • Milestone cards to document those Firsts for your sweet baby

I’m packing these amazing quality & super comfy nursing bras from Cake Maternity with me. One for comfort and one for support. The sports bra is perfect for any light exercise I get clearance to do and for when that 6 weeks is up and I get to continue my workouts. This balconet bra has room for growth post baby and is not one of those homely looking grandma bras like most nursing bras. The best part about Cake Maternity is their maternity/nursing wear is designed to be supportive & comfortable yet attractive & appealing. 

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This nursing chemise from Belabumbum is the perfect nightgown for the hospital and at home because it doesn’t show too much skin, it’s soft and it has a bra top support with one handed drop down nursing access.

This robe is from Pink Blush and it’s so soft and luxurious. (BTW it’s on SALE right now)

After you give birth and you are wanting to tuck in that belly, look into a Belly Bandit Mother Tucker Shorties. I also have been using the 2 in 1 support band throughout pregnancy to help support my back and ease my sciatic nerve pain.

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A few comfy items that I posted for the hospital and to go home in are: This beyond comfortable nursing dress from Queen Bee that has side gathering and hidden snap buttons on the shoulders and when you need to nurse, just unsnap the buttons and lift the crop layer underneath.

These lounging pants are perfect for hanging out in the hospital and keeping you feeling relaxed. I love the Yoga joggers from Belabumbum because you cam wear them throughout pregnancy and also after.

These pants are the perfect going home pants and also work amazing for post baby until you lose those stubborn lbs. I’m giving you a heads up, most people leave the hospital still looking to be about 6 months pregnant, so don’t freak out. This Mom Life sweatshirt from ILY Couture is so comfy and well just look at what is written on it 😉 And it’s on SALE!

Don’t forget your comfy socks. I prefer ones with grippers on the bottom like these so I don’t slip & fall.


Ok as far as personal items go, here are some of MY must haves. Deodorant, face wash, my eyebrow pencil and face wipes. I learned the last time around I’ll definitely need high absorbency pads, tuck’s cooling pads for after delivery and antibacterial spray (if you require stitches.)

I am also packing these Bravado post partum nursing tanks and seamless bra that make it super easy to breast feed. They are extremely comfortable and great to wear while pregnant and afterwards.

I packed this adorable Finn & Emma one piece with a matching bandana bib.  Plus a comfy monogrammed blanket from a friend:)

what to pack in your labor bag

Last time I was in labor their pillows just were doing it for me so I used my Boppy pillow. Plus I packed these cute welcoming onesies from The Nesting Continues(The snuggle is real & Hello World, I’m Charlie).


Hopefully this helped you guys get prepared. Heck I’m having my second one and I still terrified. You are not alone. I hope this baby comes tonight 🙂 Say a prayer for safe delivery. Xoxo.

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