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Checklist! Pack Your Bags, and Be Ready for Your Upcoming Birth

Pregnant mum holding a babies outfit

Are you getting ready for the big day you will welcome your baby into the world? Whether it’s a natural birth or pre-planned big day, to ensure a stress-free hospital stay, it’s a good idea to pack your bags in advance. Whether you’re a mom-to-be, a new dad, or a supportive visitor, here’s a simple guide to help you pack the necessary items for a comfortable and worry-free delivery experience.

Let’s download your checklist HERE and get mom’s, dad’s, and baby’s bags ready.

Mom’s Bag

  • Comfortable Clothing: Easy-to-wear outfits for comfort and convenient breastfeeding.
  • Breastfeeding Essentials:
    Breastfeeding bra for easy nursing.
    Nursing pads prevent breast milk from entering your clothes, ensuring comfort and dryness.
  • Postpartum Comfort:
    Loose underwear for comfort
  • Belly wrap to maintain good posture and for a greater range of movement.
  • Hygiene and Beauty
    Sanitary pads for post-birth discharge.
    – A touch of makeup for a fresh appearance.
    – Personal care products (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, face cream, body lotion, and a comb).
  • Connectivity and Documentation:
    Mobile phone with emergency contacts.
  • Footwear: Low-heeled shoes or flip-flops for walking around the hospital room.
  • Going Home Attire: Pack an outfit for your return home, considering the postpartum period.
  • Important documents: ID card, house registration, pregnancy-related documents, doctor’s appointments diary, and health insurance.

Newborn’s Bag:

  • Clothes for newborns:
    Soft, skin-friendly clothes with no sharp edges.
    Hats, mittens, and socks for warmth.
    – Newborn-friendly cleansers.
  • Accessories:
    Burp cloths for cleanliness.
    Disposable diapers with tape for a secure fit.
    – Soft blankets or wraps for comfort.
  • Baby Bath Essentials:
    Wet wipes and cotton wool without perfume or chemicals.
    Vaseline for diaper changes to protect newborn against irritation.
    – Shampoo, soap, natural sponges, soft flannel, and a towel for bathing.
  • A diary: Keep a diary to note your baby’s early stages and changes.
Baby girls first cloths

Dad’s Bag:

  • Clothing and Comfort:
    Enough clothing for multiple nights.
    Personal care products, including toothbrushes and glasses.
    – Eye mask for uninterrupted sleep during hospital stays, as staff will closely monitor round-the-clock visits.
  • Personal documentation:
    – ID card or passport, and driver’s license.
  • Essentials for Capturing Moments:
    – Mobile phone, charger, and camera for family photos.
  • Practical Items:
    Cash and credit cards for unforeseen costs.
    Comfortable footwear (socks and flip-flops).
    – Car seat for the journey home.

Don’t forget to attend important doctor’s appointments to prevent complications in the final weeks of pregnancy. Stay positive and focus on preparing for the joyful and healthy arrival of your little one!

New mum with newborn baby

Samitivej Hospital offers a range of birth options prioritizing the safety of both mother and baby, including natural birth, water birth, and VBAC. Expecting parents are encouraged to discuss preferences with their OB/GYN, and they can bring their own birth plan and doula. With over 35 years of experience, our hospital ensures comprehensive neonatal care aligned with WHO recommendations.

Moreover, we offer a Natural Birth Package, supported by a multidisciplinary team of specialists in maternal and fetal medicine, pediatricians, and nursing team. Our facilities feature well-equipped natural birth rooms, an infant’s room, and a NICU in the same area for emergency cases. Nursing care, lactation and breastfeeding are also provided. Feel free to consult with our team for more information about our services and offerings.

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