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There's no better way to feel prepared for giving birth than knowing that you have everything you and your baby could possibly need packed away in your bag, ready to take to hospital.
Whether it's lip balm to stop your lips cracking during labour, teeny tiny nappies for when bub arrives or comfy clothes that won't irritate a Caesarean scar, we've got all the tips on what to pack (and what not to take with you) when it's time for you to go to hospital to meet your new baby.
A list of what to pack in your hospital bag makes life so much easier! (Images: Getty Images)
It makes sense sometimes to have two separate bags. One for labour and one for when Baby has arrived. That way, things are easier to find. But here's what you'll need while you're actually in labour.
Newborns don't need as much 'stuff' as you might think. (Image: Getty Images)
Find out what your hospital provides from the following (it might be all, nothing or somewhere in between) and then plan accordingly.
A thin coating of barrier oil on a baby's bottom makes those first few nappy changes so much easier to handle. (Image: Getty Images)
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Get the most from your birth partner by ensuring they have everything they need to help you. Or point them in the direction of this list and put them in charge of their own packing!
Whoever you choose as your birth partner, it's good to make sure they're organised as well when it comes to what to bring to the hospital. (Image: Getty Images)