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What to Pack in Hospital Bag

Chances are, you’ve spent the past several months dreaming of the day you finally get to meet baby. You’ve stocked up on baby gear, decorated the nursery and maybe even figured out how to correctly install that infant car seat. But don’t forget one of the most important third trimester to-dos: Deciding what to pack in your hospital bag—for baby, you and your partner. So where to start? You don’t want to leave out any essentials, but there’s also no reason to overdo things—which is where The Bump baby hospital bag checklist comes in handy. Read on for when to pack that hospital bag and what to put in it.

When to Pack a Hospital Bag

They say timing is everything—but when it comes to choosing when to pack your hospital bag, you have a little flexibility.

“If a woman has a high risk pregnancy and her OB feels she

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What to pack in your hospital bag for labor and delivery

When should I pack my bag for the hospital or birth center?

Have your bag ready by the time you’re about 36 weeks pregnant, since you could go into labor at any time in the weeks before your due date. Keep your “go-bag” near the door – or even in the car.

Having your bag ready ahead of time is a good idea even if you’re having a planned c-section, because labor could start before your scheduled date.

Essentials for the mom-to-be

  • A picture ID (driver’s license or other ID), your insurance card, and the name and phone number of your baby’s doctor. Check with the hospital or birth center ahead of time regarding any paperwork you should bring. Ask if it would be helpful for you to bring a copy of your medical records. (If you live far away from the hospital where your healthcare provider
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