When you go to the hospital, take items that will make you comfortable during your labor and hospital stay. You'll feel more prepared if you pack your labor bag, suitcase and baby clothes ahead of time.
It's a good idea to have two separate bags, one for labor and one for after your baby is born.
Make a list of what you want to pack in the beginning of your third trimester. That way someone else can pack for you if you unexpectedly have to go to the hospital.
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Beginnings: Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond, seventh edition, ob-ah-90026
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