Maternity Hospital Bag Checklist

Maternity Hospital Bag Checklist

Maternity Hospital Bag Checklist of 30 Mom’s Essentials to Must Have on the Labor day:

Having a Maternity Hospital Bag Checklist is a good idea before you would go for shopping. Doing so, you would have the idea of everything you need on hand in the form of a list at a glance and then you could go a head and shop whatever you need. So that you would want to make sure you are not missing something on your most important day in which you would need those things absolutely, which is also a must have on that day.

Same as your baby’s bag pack, yours is also necessary to have it ready before the eighth month arrives. Doing so, you would have peace of mind. You wouldn’t be worried when it is going to happen, as it could happen anytime around eighth month or in some cases even before.

As I have mentioned in my previous post about the Baby Hospital Bag Checklist, doctors and nurses advice to have the labor necessities packed before the eighth month arrives. Just to be on the save side, you could have it ready even before the seventh month in cases of premature delivery. Premature deliveries are very rare however, it is still a possibility. So that’s good to be prepared for any kind of situations.

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Maternity Hospital Bag Checklist – essentials for mom at a glance! Click the Button below to view!

1Maternity BagYou would need more space to carry your hospital necessities.
2Thermos for storing hot waterYou may feel like having a cup of hot tea or coffee so having a Thermos is a good idea to store some hot water in it.
3Nursing PadsOrganic Bamboo nursing Pads to keep the breast milk warm and keeps your clothes clean from any possible leaking.
4Maternity Nursing GownsYour baby could have easy access for breast feeding, no need to unbutton or remove clothes.
5Maternity Socks6 pairs – Socks with Non-Skid which prevents your feet from any possible slipping due to wet or slippery surface of your hospital room.
6Maternity UnderwearYou would need at least 10 of them as you will be bleeding heavily and would need to change more often.
7Pads for heavy absorbanceYou would need 2 packs for heavy bleeding to make sure you have enough for 3 or more days.
8Postpartum Panty2 packs of Postpartum Panties as they are very comfortable, with elastic and gives good support to your belly.
9Postpartum Recovery Essentials Kit.It’s a starter kit for Perineal Healing which includes, ice pads, perineal cooling pad liners, pads for cleaning stitches or hemorrhoids and fitted panties.
10A luggageFoldable storage carry luggage-waterproof and easy to carry along with the wheels.
11Bootcut Yoga pants6 Yoga pants with pockets and high waisted, very comfortable and keeps waist warm.
12Maternity & nursing robe.6 nursing robe to have at least 2 on each day, for all the 3 days.
13Perineal SprayMark earth Mama- Cooling herbal perineal mist for pregnancy & postpartum helps ease and cool discomfort.
14Peri BottleFor postpartum care, ideal for rinsing and includes narrow angled neck for comfortable continuous stream of relief in the right spot.
15AnusolAnusol Multi-Symptom Hemorrhoidal Suppositories, pain and itchiness relief.
16SlippersA pair of slippers to walk around in the corridors. You could keep an extra one in case the first one gets wet for some reason.
17After bath robeKeeps you and your breast milk warm after bath.
18Nursing coverBreastfeeding Nursing Cover to cover yourself and be able to breastfeed the baby even if there are some visitors in your room.
19Shower essentials for yourselfYour favorite Soap, Shampoo, Body Wash, Towels etc.
20Hair DryerYour hair dryer is important to make sure you dry your hairs and don’t catch a cold or flu.
21Olive Oil or your favorite oilYour favorite oil to massage your back, shoulders and knees to help relieve the pain and get comfortable.
22Comb and hair bandsYour Comb and hair bands will come very handy.
23Long Sleeve Shirts4 Long Sleeve Shirts to keep you warm and comfortable.
24Nursing Bras6 Nursing Bras to have 2 per day in case it gets wet or dirty, you would have more than enough.
25Dental CareTooth Brush and Tooth Paste, Dental Floss, etc….
26Skin CareYour favorite lotion, cream, hands lotion or cream etc…
27ClothesA pair of cloth for your return to home from hospital.
28Shoes or Snow BootsA pair of Shoes or Boots (depending on the season) to return to home from hospital.
29A Coat or Winter CoatA Coat to keep your back and shoulders warm. It is good for keeping your milk warm as well.
30Your Camera or Cell PhoneYour Camera or Cell Phone for taking good pictures for memorandums and souvenir.

Thank you for reading! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask them in the comment section below. I would be happy to help you as soon as possible. Thank you!






4 responses to “Maternity Hospital Bag Checklist”

  1. Aly Avatar

    This is a fantastic resource for expectant mothers (and the family members who may be helping them). It is smart to prepare this bag well in advance of the due date, as babies can sometimes arrive earlier than expected. The last weeks before the baby arrives can be very busy with planning for the new arrival, so it’s a good idea to have the maternity hospital bag prepared and ready to go!

    1. Meena Avatar

      Hello Aly,

      Thank you for reading through the post and offering a comment. Yes indeed, you are right. It is a very smart idea to have all the Mom’s essentials ready in advance. So that they remain free of stress when the time comes. 

      I hope too that this is going to be a good resource for all Moms as they could easily find all the essentials in one place. No need to put time to search for each products one by one. It has all been done for Moms, already!

      Kind regards,


  2. Cynthia Avatar

    Having had a few children myself, I can attest that this is a very complete list of what to take to the hospital when you have a baby.  While the hospital may have some of these things to offer, it’s better to have them with you so you know you have the items you need to be comfortable.  Bringing your own will also help to cut down on the hospital bill!  The one thing on this list I did not have (and wish I did) was a camera or phone to take pictures.  Thanks for posting!

    1. Meena Avatar

      Hello Cynthia,

      Thank you for the time in reading the article and offering a comment. I agree about having our own things in the hospital. One could feel comfortable having their own essentials. Yeah I also agree about the completeness of the list as I took a good deal of time to research for those essentials for the baby. I am glad I found what I was looking for and the good thing is that they are all in one place which makes it easy for all the parents to shop.

      Hope this could be something which makes the work of Moms much easier and decrease their stress and hurdle. 

      Kind regards,


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