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What should you bring in the delivery bag?

Checklist for you, your partner and the baby.  

When packing the birthing bag, it is important to bring necessary items that can make the experience more manageable for you and your partner. Here is a list of common items that are recommended to be included in the delivery bag: 

For the person giving birth, the following contents in the birthing bag are recommended:  

    1. Toiletries: Toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, hair tie/clip, soap (without perfume; stings less and can give a more natural smell that the baby recognizes), shampoo, deodorant and possibly make-up if you wish. 
    2. Comfortable clothes: Preferably loose-fitting clothes and nightwear that are easy to breastfeed in, as well as comfortable panties and nursing bras. 
    3. Extra underwear: Remember to bring enough underwear (sometimes some have to be thrown away after use) 
    4. Breastfeeding pads: These can be useful if you plan to breastfeed. 
    5. Maternity clothes: This can be a loose-fitting dress or a big t-shirt that you can feel comfortable in during the birth. 
    6. Slippers or warm socks: Feet can get cold during birth. 

    For both you and your birth partner, this is recommended in the birth bag:  

    Snacks and drinks: Bring something light to eat and drink during the birth. Energy bars, nuts, fruit, smoothies or energy drinks can be good options. 

    1. Camera, possibly mobile phone 
    2. Books, music or other entertainment: This can help you relax while you wait. 
    3. Birth plan: If you have prepared a birth plan, bring a copy to share with the hospital staff. 

    Some also find this useful:  

    1. Nipple cream: To soothe sore nipples (e.g. Purelan ) 
    2. Hemorrhoid cream, (for example Alcos-Anal or Scheriproct) 
    3. Large panties and pads: For after birth (for example Tena) 
    4. Nursing shield 
    5. Cooling pads (relieving, for after birth, for example Fødebagen cooling pads) 
    6. Massage oil: If you want to have a massage during birth. 
    7. Cloths (some to put on the pan, others to soften and possibly reduce tears underneath) 

     For the baby:  

    1. Bodysuits or kick pants: Bring several sets of baby clothes to be able to change if needed. 
    2. Car seat for newborns 
    3. Socks and hat: Keep baby warm after birth. 
    4. Diapers: Bring some newborn diapers, but be aware that the hospital usually has them too. 
    5. Wet wipes 
    6. Wool blanket or blanket: To keep the baby warm during transport home. 

     Some also find this useful:  

    1. Gloves (some have long nails and scratch) 
    2. Butt cream (e.g. Inotyol) 
    3. Neutral oil 
    4. Gulp cloth 
    5. Pretty (some want to use pretty. Newborn size) 
    6. Nail clippers 

    Remember to check with the maternity department at your hospital if they have any specific recommendations or requirements for the maternity bag. It may also be a good idea to pack the maternity bag a few weeks before the due date, so that you are ready at all times. But some of the contents are of course difficult to keep for long, such as smoothies and favorite snacks. 

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