Having the things you’ll need at the hospital or birthing center packed and ready to go well in advance of your due date is important. You probably won’t have the time or energy to do it once you’re in labor, and you’ll have that peace of mind knowing that it’s already taken care of.
Your labor bag will contain essentials and things that will help you feel comfortable during labor For
For Partner / Family:
It helps to have your own bag of things to make you comfortable during labor and an overnight stay. Bring practical things, and don’t be surprised if you’re also put in charge of documenting the whole experience.
Pack separate bags for mom and baby to help you stay organized. If your labor room is small, you can leave the bag in your car until after your baby is born to prevent it from cluttering your labor room. The hospital may be able to provide some essentials, but bring the following items to be safe
Did you know the Lakewood Family Birthplace features a spa with a jetted tub for early labor and after-delivery care?