Packing Your Labor Bag
____ Birth plan , Did you create your birth plan yet?
____ Bathrobe (if hospital or birth center doesn't supply one, or you want your own)
____ Tennis balls or rolling pin (for back labor massage)
____ Massage oils or lotions
____ Ponytail holder or Hair band
____ Lip moisturizer
____ Camera and film/tape
____ Relaxation materials: books, magazines, games, music, candles
____ Watch with a second hand, to time contractions
____ Change of clothes
____ Snacks Postpartum
____ Going-home outfit
____ Nursing bra
____ Nursing Pads
____ Sanitary napkins
____ Address book
____ Help List
____ Infant car seat - see our article on car seat safety
____ One outfit for the trip home (one-piece stretchy outfits are easiest)
____ Receiving blanket (a heavy one, if weather is cold)
____ Diapers (if you're using cloth, include your own diaper pins or a bar of soap to make using the hospital's pins easier)
____ Baby nail clippers
____ One pair socks or booties
____ Infant Cap
____ Bunting or snowsuit for winter
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