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Your Baby Bag!

pre packed labour changing bag-Maternity baby-600x600Be prepared for the long haul, on average a first time mum’s active labour (frequent and strong contractions) can take up to 18 hours (in some cases longer) whilst delivering the baby may only take 5-10 minutes.

In the initial stages there may be a lot of stopping and starting, pack a few things to keep you going for example:

  1. Food / snacks
  2. Magazine/ book
  3. Laptop/portable dvd player
  4. Music – make a playlist of soothing music or some of her favourite tunes (and some of yours!)
  5. Camera / camcorder
  6. Change of clothes
  7. Toiletries
  8. Loose change for parking or the vending machine