As I wrote last week, we are hoping to welcome our baby at home (there is a big inflatable birth pool in my bedroom as I write this! on the eve of my due date no less!), so I have not even packed a hospital bag. Everything we need for the birth and for the baby is ready and waiting in my closet, including many of the newborn essentials I mentioned in this previous post.
Speaking of hospital bags… I recently stumbled across this article about what women from around the world take with them to the hospital when they give birth. It is fascinating! It makes you realise how ‘essentials’ can differ across cultures and countries. After seeing the photos from women around the world, I thought I would gather some of my post-birth products onto my bed and snap my version of my ‘hospital bag’ contents.
Here is what I would pack if I were packing a hospital bag:
What am I forgetting? Anything you packed in your hospital bag that I didn’t mention above? And were there things you packed that you never used and wouldn’t pack again? Your tips will be helpful to other mamas so please share!