What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag

What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag

For a More Comfortable
Labour & Delivery

You’re coming to the end of your third trimester and your due date is fast approaching. The next thing on your to-do list is to start packing your hospital bag so that you’re ready at a moment's notice. You'll want to aim to have your hospital bag ready around 35–37 weeks pregnant, just in case you go into labour early.

Items like your toothbrush or your favourite water bottle can be thrown in at the last minute, but you’ll want to have most of your bag packed sooner rather than later!

Whether your birth plan involves heading to the hospital or not, we’ve put together our guide for items to help you prepare for labour and delivery.

Packing
for mama

When it comes to preparing a hospital or delivery bag, comfy clothes are a must! Avoid bringing anything too restrictive. Nursing-friendly clothing should be at the top of your list, especially if you plan to breastfeed after delivery.

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Nursing Sweater

Our french terry nursing sweater is super soft and cozy. It features a discrete closure that makes for an easier nursing experience. A matching jogger pant is available for a complete head to toe look.

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Nursing Tank Top

Our scoop neck tank tops feature a double-layer front with a hidden panel to make nursing easy! They also come in a two pack, making them the perfect buy for your labour and delivery bag.

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Nursing Bralettes

Our nursing bralettes are soft and comfortable. They provide you with the support you need postpartum while making it easy and convenient for nursing wherever you are! Our nursing bralettes come in both a crossover or seamless style!

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Soft Touch
Over-the-Belly
Legging

Our best-selling maternity leggings are also perfect for postpartum. The wide belly panel offers you support while your body recovers after delivery. These leggings feel as soft as butter and will be a go-to in your fourth trimester.

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Maternity
Panties

Our cotton maternity panties are designed to provide you with everyday comfort! They allow for ease of movement and sit just below the waist. They also come in a pack of 3 and they match our bralettes!

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Other Items to Pack

Aside from clothing, there are a few items you'll want to bring with you to increase your comfort while at the hospital. Here are some of our recommendations >

Packing for Baby

Packing
for Baby

You’ll want to bring a few items to keep your little one cozy during the first moments of their life.

Hospitals will usually provide some basics, like diapers and a blanket, it never hurts to be well-prepared with some items of your own.

Outfit for Going Home

Depending on the time of year, this might look a little different! During the summer, you’ll want to opt for short sleeve or long sleeve onesies, socks, and a hat or a headband. During the winter, your first instinct will want to be to bundle them up. However, you just need to dress them in long sleeves and pants, along with items to keep their hands, toes, and feet warm.

Petit Lem

We recommend items from Petit Lem! They are a Canadian brand that offers organic cotton baby clothes, perfect for bringing your little one home in.

Packing for
Your Support
Partner

After thinking about you and the little one, we can’t forget about your support person! If you have someone coming with you to the hospital, there are some items they’ll want to have on hand for labour and delivery. They should bring along their own toiletries, slippers, snacks, and a change of clothes. As well, anything they want to bring for themselves to keep them entertained during some of the quieter downtimes at the hospital.

The big day is coming quickly and while there may be anxiety surrounding it, there’s a lot of excitement too! Being prepared and making sure you have the right items on hand will help ease any stress.

Don’t Have Time to
Make a Birthing
Playlist?

No problem! We have put together a relaxing playlist you can throw on in the hospital.

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