You know how you can get a lot of great suggestions and tips by Googling and asking friends and family, but there’s nothing like going through an experience yourself to really understand and appreciate what it’s all about?
I remember Googling what to pack in my hospital bag for my first baby and I ended up being pretty well prepared.
But now that I’m about to become a second time mom – and I’m coming into this with a lot more research under my belt – my hospital bag has some essential extras that weren’t in there the first time.
Of course I have the diapers, comfy pants, a sweet playlist, my phone charger…
But beyond that I’ve added some simple additions that I have a feeling will make my labour and postpartum experience different than the last time. Good different.
And I wanted to share what I’m bringing with you because I have a feeling these could end up making your labour and postpartum experience in the hospital (or home if you’re opting for a home birth) as positive an experience as possible, too.
Here’s what I’m adding to my bag.
P.S. Most of these things go beyond the labour and delivery and will be super helpful in those early postpartum days where my body (and yours) needs all the healing help it can get!