The last weeks of pregnancy, before giving birth are definitely special. The preggers feel already tired, perhaps impatient and look forward to the completion of pregnancy. Despite growing excitement, it is good time to make some preparation. Packing your bags to the hospital is an important ritual to a woman. You have an opportunity to consider how to handle the hospital space and what is needed to get you comfortable and feeling safe in the delivery room. If you are not giving birth in your house, you can take a piece of it with you. For example, take your favorite shirt and a bathrobe.
First of all, it is worth to make sure what is required by the hospital. There is still time to do medical tests and prepare the necessary certificates to obtain the compulsory treatments. Prepare a list that will help you with the most necessary things without unwanted rush. It will be easier to find what you need, if you divide the bags into: things for the time of delivery, after birth and things for the baby. It is better to separate documents and medical tests results. If you are planning with your partner on a united labor, show your husband where everything is. That may help to avoid stress as well as great mess, when you ask him to hand anything from the bag during delivery.
Bag for the hospital. Not all you may pack now but a set of things for your child and some of basic stuff may already be in the bag, such as: baby clothes, diapers, night shirts, bras for breast feeding, towels, sanitary pads, pads, cosmetics, warm socks, slippers, bathrobe, clothes on the way going back home.
Before the stay in the hospital, it is worth to prepare some favorite and not labor intensive dishes to store in the refrigerator or freezer. You will probably feel exhausted after giving birth, so it will be hard to find time for cooking. Think, what else is worth doing at home to keep you prepared. It will feel much more pleasant when getting back from the hospital to a well cared home. Surely this is not a job for you. Ask your partner, someone in your family or a person hired to do the work. When going to the hospital it is worth to bring a light snack with you, for example sandwiches, biscuits, bananas, crispy bread.