What (and What Not!) to Pack in Your Hospital Bag for Birth and a Bit About Eating During Labor
This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast we are chatting about hospital bags! For a first-time mom, I was SUCH a slacker when it came to packing my hospital bag for labor. I was lucky I didn’t go into labor a few weeks early, because I would not have been prepared! For my second birth, I was way more organized and prepared.
Because I know this is a very buzz-worthy topic when it comes to birth prep, I thought it only made sense to make an episode out of it! You see, I’m a BIG fan of packing individual bags for labor, recovery, partner, and baby. This keeps everything so much more organized.
Inside the episode, I'll get into what should be in each of those bags. I'll also cover some things to specifically NOT bring with you, and then we'll talk in-depth about snacks for labor and touch a bit on eating during labor too.
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Resources from this episode
Liesel's essential oil blend
- 2 drops Yang Ylang
- 7 drops Clary Sage
- 3 drops Lavender
- 3 drops Frankincense
Combine oils in glass bottle and fill to top with a carrier oil.
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