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What to Pack at the Hospital When Having a Baby

Once you’ve reached 34 weeks of pregnancy, we recommend that you begin packing a bag for your hospital stay. In this video, our expert doula shares the most important items to have handy as you prepare for labor. First, make sure you have important documents that are required for checking into your healthcare facility. This includes your ID, insurance, contact information for your doctors, your hospital forms, as well as a copy of your birth plan. Keep comfort in mind, since you’ll possibly be staying at the hospital for a few days. We recommend bringing photos, a speaker to play your favorite music or podcasts, and your favorite pillow. And don’t forget to bring toiletries, including lotion since the air conditioned hospital air might dry out your skin. And lastly, bring a car seat and a onesie for your newborn so you’ll be set to head home after your hospital stay. Happy packing!
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