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Episode 24 Content and Overview

Exactly what you need to pack in your birth center or hospital bag to be prepared for labor, birth, and caring for your new baby.  This is a pretty big to do on your list when you are pregnant because of course you want to be prepared and make sure you have everything you need and that you are not forgetting anything when the big birth day arrives.  This episode goes into detail on everything you need to pack, whether you are planning on having your baby at a hospital or a birth center.  If you are planning on a home birth this episode will still be helpful for you because you will want to have a lot of these items on hand and easily accessible during and after your labor at home,

Don’t over think this.  It is easy to get wrapped up and over do it.  To be perfectly honest, if you went into labor, and showed up to the birth center or a hospital with nothing you would fine.  I promise you it would not be the end of the world.  You would probably have to send your partner out to buy a car seat so you could take your baby home from the hospital or birth center, but otherwise you would surely survive.  With that being said, there are definitely some things you can pack in a bag during your pregnancy that will make your labor and birth experience more comfortable.  This episode breaks everything down by what you need to pack for mom, baby, and dad.  Don’t forget about dad, he needs some stuff too.  We will get into what items are must haves and some optional things you may want to consider too.  Don’t worry about writing all of this down.  I created a checklist for you to download with everything on it.

Included in This Episode
  • Planning before you start packing
  • What kind of bag to use
  • Documents
  • Items to have on your phone
  • Items for labor
  • Food and drinks
  • Clothes
  • Toiletries
  • Items for your baby
  • Items for breastfeeding
  • Items for dad
  • What to pack for your other children
  • The miscellaneous stuff


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