When scrolling Pinterest or mommy blogs, we often come across, "What to pack for the hospital" lists. We however do not often find what we should be packing for labour. As a doula, I usually pack my bag-of-tricks to include a few commonly forgotten items such as socks and hair ties. But for those of you who like to be prepared, here is a list of labour essentials.
Packing two bags for the hospital is recommended. One bag for labour (list below) and another bag packed for the hospital stay once baby is born. I suggest a backpack as there is so much going on in labour, it is easiest to carry.
Is there anything I am missing or that you felt was helpful to bring in your labour kit?