What must I bring to hospital?

 

We have compiled a useful list of what to pack in your hospital bag for your stay at Origin.

For moms (in a separate bag from baby’s bag)

  • A comfy bra, bikini or tank top for labouring in water

  • Clothing for yourself, loose t-shirts to labour in

  • Facecloths to use in labour

  • Music and CD player

  • Packet of maternity pads (the large and wide variety)

  • Stretch/disposable  panties

  • Breast pads

  • PJs with top suitable for breastfeeding

  • Bathrobe

  • Slippers

  • Basic toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, hair ties, hairbrush, etc.)

  • Squeeze bottle for use in the loo after baby is born (spritz salt bath)

  • Lip balm

  • A pillow from home

  • Visualising accessories – candles/birth affirmations/special photos

  • Cellphone and charger with adapters

  • Your camera and video camera – don’t forget batteries & chargers

  • Healthy energising snacks & a water/juice bottle(s) for labour

 

For baby (in a separate bag from mom’s bag)

  • Disposable diapers or newborn cloth nappies

  • Surgical spirits / Wecesin powder (weeping wound powder) preferably (Wellness Warehouse should have)

  • Wet wipes

  • Bum cream

  • Cotton rounds

  • Clothes for your newborn

  • Three blankets and a towel for baby

  • 3 sets of onesies with additional going home outfit (long- & short-sleeved)

  • Receiving blanket

  • Virgin coconut oil (it has many uses!)

 

For dad (in a separate bag from mom & baby’s bags)

  • Clothes that are comfortable

  • Warm top

  • Button-down shirt

  • Basic toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, deodorant, etc.)

  • Healthy energising snacks & water/juice bottle(s)

  • Cellphone and charger with adapters

  • Your camera and video camera – don’t forget batteries & chargers