I Read All the Advice, and Here's Exactly What I'm Packing in My Hospital Bag
Once you hit your third trimester, there is a long list of things you need to do to prepare for baby. Figure out your maternity leave, count fetal kicks, build a crib, and pack your hospital bag, just to name a few. My husband has been referring to our hospital bag as a "bug-out bag" for a few months now, which we find particularly appropriate for when the big day comes.
With all the talk and chatter on message boards, mommy sites, and from friends and family, there are a lot of opinions about what should go in your bag. But my motto throughout this entire pregnancy has been "You don't know what you don't know," so I packed my bag knowing what I do know about myself, my comforts, and my basic needs.
Of course I plan on bringing the basics: a pillow to stay cozy, toiletries, snacks, change for the vending machine, nursing pads and a nursing bra, etc. But ahead, you'll see the "extras" we plan on packing to make labor and recovery as smooth and comfortable as possible.