Maternity Pre-Packed Hospital Bags Checklist

Just in case you have been worrying about what you need to pack for your visit to give birth at Origin – you can now relax, as we have done all the thinking for you! We have separated items you need into three separate bags, so that you won’t have to scrabble through one big pile to find what you need.

For Mom

  • Comfy bra, bikini or tank-top for labouring in water
  • Clothing, loose t-shirts to labour in
  • Facecloths to use in labour
  • Music for your labour & birth
  • Packet of maternity pads (large and wide)
  • Stretch/disposable panties
  • Breast pads
  • PJs with top suitable for breastfeeding
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Basic toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, hair ties, hair brush, etc.)
  • Squeeze bottle for use in the loo after birth (spritz salt bath)
  • Lip balm
  • Visualising accessories – candles, birth affirmations, special photos 
  • Cell phone and charger with adapters
  • Healthy energising snacks and a water/juice bottle(s) for labour.

For Baby

  • Disposable diapers or newborn cloth nappies
  • Surgical spirits /Wecesin powder (weeping wound powder) 
  • Wet wipes
  • Bum cream
  • Cotton rounds
  • Clothes for your newborn
  • Three blankets and a towel for baby
  • Three sets of onesies plus going home outfit (long- & short-sleeved)
  • Receiving blanket
  • Virgin coconut oil (it has many uses!)

For Dad

  • Comfortable clothes  
  • Warm top
  • Button-down shirt
  • Basic toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, deodorant, etc.)
  • Healthy energising snacks and a water/juice bottle(s) 
  • Cell phone and charger with adapters
  • Your camera and video camera – don’t forget batteries & chargers!