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Things to Pack For a Hospital Birth

Things You Might Not Have Thought to Bring to the Hospital (but Should)

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Things to Pack For a Hospital Birth
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If you're expecting a child anytime soon, chances are you've got your bag packed with the essentials: toothbrush, pillow, loose clothing, outfit for baby to wear home, etc. However, the list need not to stop there — giving birth to a child is one of the most monumental moments in our lives, so feel free to bring what you need to make yourself comfortable during your hospital stay (as much as that is possible, at least). To get you started, here are a few of some lesser-thought-of items you might also want to think about stashing in your hospital bag so that you're ready for when those exciting first signs of labor start to come.

— Additional reporting by Angela Elias

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