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PACKING A LABOR BAG




labor bag preparation


It does not matter whether you are planning a homebirth or you are planning to go to a birth center or hospital to give birth to your baby. You should still have a labor bag prepared just in case of transport. Here are some suggestions that will help make your labor easier when you are outside of your home setting.

FOR LABOR

____ Birth plan - Did you create your birth plan yet?
____ Bathrobe (if hospital or birth center doesn't supply one, or you want your own)
____ Slippers
____ Socks
____ Tennis balls or rolling pin (for back labor massage)
____ Massage oils or lotions
____ Ponytail holder or Hair band
____ Lip moisturizer or chap stick
____ Camera and film/ video tape
____ Relaxation materials: books, magazines, games, music, candles, aromatherapy oils
____ Meditation music, player & headphones
____ Book and/or magazines
____ High energy bars & snacks
____ Electrolyte replacement drinks (Gatorade)
____ Chewing gum, hard candy





FOR LABOR COACH

____ Watch with a second hand, to time contractions
____ Toiletries
____ Change of clothes
____ Snacks, gum
____ Cash & Coins
____ Book, magazines
____ Cell phone and charger





FOR BIRTHING MOM AFTER BIRTH

____ Hair brush & make-up bag
____ Going-home outfit (Loose Fitting & Comfortable)
____ Nursing Bra
____ Nursing Pads
____ Breastfeeding Support Pillow
____ Sanitary napkins (or large incontinence pads work well)
____ Large underwear or incontinence panties
____ Nightgown
____ Toiletries
____ Prenatal vitamins
____ Address Book (with phone numbers to notify friends and family)
____ ID, Insurance cards
____ Help List (for visiting friends & relatives)





FOR BABY

____ Infant car seat - see Auto Safety
____ One outfit for the trip home (one-piece stretchy outfits are easiest)
____ Receiving blanket (plus a heavy one, if weather is cold)
____ Diapers (if you are using cloth diapers, include your own diaper pins)
____ Bar of Soap (to make using the hospital's pins easier)
____ Baby nail clippers
____ Pacifier
____ One pair socks or booties
____ Infant Cap
____ Bunting or snowsuit for winter

For commercially prepared labor bag kits and products see:

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