I was hoping to get advice on what are the absolute essentials I need to pack into my labour bag. I have my general hospital bag packed but want to bring a smaller one for when I'm in the labour room.
There are loads of posts on this so if you do a search you'll get loads of information. You just need the basics
For the baby
2 button down nighties
Flip flops for the shower
Tens machine if you plan on using one
Maternity ST's (but the hospital will give you these if you don't have them for the birth)
For your partner
A change of top
Something to read if you fall asleep.
Don't be too surprised if they don't let you bring in a bag to the delivery suit I was in Holles St for DS and they took my delivery bag and locked it away before the birth but I managed fine.
Lip salve !!! I needed it so badly
DISTILLED WITCH HAZEL!!!
A MUST for sprinkling on the maternity pads after the birth, REALLY soothing.
I also added it to some warm water in a sports bottle and spritzed after peeing to reduce stinging - sorry if TMI but i've recommended it to loads of my friends and they found it fab too.
Big black penney's knickers that you can throw out after
The big green mat pads from chemists, WAY better than the mothercare ones.