MIM 012 | How To Pack Your Hospital Bag for Labor


In episode 12 of the Mother in Me Podcast, I discuss what I packed in my bag for labor and delivery.  Listen to the podcast for a better description of everything what did I didn’t need! Here is the overview:



  • iPhone and charger
  • Computer and charger
  • Camera and charger

Natural Labor Aides

  • Lavender and peppermint essential oils
  • Sitz bath spray 
  • Calm drink
  • Gelsemium 30c, pulsatilla 30c, arnica 200c and kali carb 200c homeopathy remedies

Food and Drink


  • Travel sized shampoo and conditioner
  • Lotion
  • Hair brush
  • Chapstick (DO NOT FORGET!)
  • Toothpaste and toothbrush

Documents and Miscellaneous Items

  • Insurance card
  • Driver’s license
  • Pre-registration paperwork if needed
  • Baby book
  • Change for the vending machine


  • Going home outfit (newborn size and 0-3 mos.)
  • 1 extra outfit
  • Diapers
  • Carseat
  • Blanket
  • Swaddle

Did I use everything I brought? Listen to the podcast to find out!


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