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Do you know about birth bags? Basically, it’s a bag of essentials that every woman going into labor should carry with her. All the necessary things must be put in it, which may be necessary for the mother and the child after birth. No one can predict when labor will begin. Therefore, in normal cases, it is recommended to prepare it as soon as the ninth month starts. But if there is any kind of complication then you need to prepare these maternity bags for the hospital at least 15 days before the date given by the doctor. An expert is with us to tell you what to store in it.
The doctor tells you about the things you must bring with you
Many things are available to you in the hospital, but there are some things that you cannot easily find in or around the hospital. For women who are going to be mothers for the first time, it is important that they put all these things in their delivery bag before going to the hospital. So you avoid inconvenience at the time of delivery.
Often, mother, mother-in-law or older women in the house can help you prepare the birth bag. These days you can also take the help of a professional midwife. But for you, we have spoken to Dr. Ritu Sethi on Health Admissions. Dr. Ritu is a Senior Consultant Gynecologist at Cloud Nine Hospital, Sector 14 Gurgaon and Apex Clinic, Sector 31, Gurgaon. They tell you what you should have in the delivery bag.
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Keep these 8 things in your bag while you go for delivery
1 Healthy snacks
If you don’t like the hospital food, then you can keep snacks for it so that you don’t have any kind of problem. Your healthy snacks should be stored so that there is no negative effect on your and your baby’s health. Keep the things you love and keep the things that suit you. That is, do not try such a new thing, which is afraid of being allergic.
2 Healthy liquid
Childbirth is one of the most difficult phases of life, for this you need to be prepared and hydrated. Your partner may have to run around the hospital a lot. So pack a bottle of coconut water as well as electrolyte drops or drops that you can easily mix with water.
3 ID required
This is the most important thing. This may be the first thing you need to keep, as your ID will be asked before delivery or admission to hospital. So you can keep any of your ID or any ID given by the hospital.
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4 Comfortable clothes and slippers
You cannot wear any clothes for a long time. So keep comfortable (weather appropriate) clothes in your bag so you can change into after the birth. Pack slippers with grippy bottoms, slipper socks or flip flops. Hospitals can be cold and you need slippers if you want to walk, and you definitely need slippers for a postpartum shower.
5 A nursing bra and nursing pads
Breast pads will keep you comfortable and protect you from leakage. While the nursing bra will help you feed the baby comfortably. You should have several sets of these two items. You will need both of these things while breastfeeding.
6 personal items
Make a separate bag for personal belongings. Store shampoo, toothbrush/toothpaste, an extra brush, deodorant and soap in it. After giving birth, you don’t need to do a lot of makeup, but still keep essentials like coconut oil, moisturizer. In addition to this, combs, rubber bands and head scarves can also be stored.
7 sanitary napkins
Heavy bleeding may occur for a few days after birth. That’s why the hospital gives you thick pillows. If you want a thinner pillow, bring one from home in your birth bag. Dr. Ritu advises you to avoid using tampons for some time after delivery.
8 baby things
Usually, hospitals provide diapers, caps and a blanket for the baby after birth. But if you want, you can also take a baby set of your choice with you. Store nappies, diapers, caps, blankets and baby clothes in it. At first, you may find it difficult to feed the baby. Therefore, also keep the baby bottle according to the advice of the expert.
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