Thursday, 3 May 2012

the hospital bag list

Things have been extremely hectic at work and I haven't had much time to think about anything other than numbers and complicated spreadsheets, so it was a nice distraction to go back to the second NCT class last night. We mostly discussed packing the all-important hospital bags. 

I found out last night that the average first-time mum is in labour for 24 hours and then stays in the hospital for 48 hours after delivery! Yikes, so I could be in the hospital for up to 3 days? I had no idea it could be for that long. I guess the hospital bag issue is more important than I first thought. 

Our instructor suggested we pack two bags over the next couple of weeks: one bag will be used during the delivery in the labour ward; and one will be used in the post-natal ward with baby. The theory is that once I've had the baby and move to the post-natal ward, Mr M can take the labour bag home to lighten the load a bit. 

So here is the list (sorry it's illegible, but you get the idea). I'm hoping that over the upcoming long-weekend I can buy some things and start crossing items off the list. Let the packing begin!


  1. Hi Cheryl,

    I was thinking about this too the other day so I may just use your lists, if you don't mind :)


    1. Of course you can use my lists! They aren't the most comprehensive or legible, but hopefully they will help a little :)

  2. I'm trying to pack mine now, I'm thinking of doing two bags but I can't find one large enough haha!! I didn't even think I'd be taking much!! Xxx