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Hospital bag panic

(8 Posts)
jamtartandcustard Tue 24-Nov-15 13:38:51

I keep think I really must pack my hospital bag. Planning on a homebirth but should have one ready just in case. The problem is I keep going into the bedroom, taking one look at the bag, then freaking out and thinking I will come back to it tomorrow!
I'm 37+1 and really not ready for another baby! I'm terrified about doing it all over again. This is normal right? Please motivate me to pack the bag

EdgarAllenPoe Tue 24-Nov-15 13:50:32

Pack your bag, then you can concentrate on freaking out over something else!

Did I help?

(Haven't packed mine yet either.)

Cheshirehello79 Tue 24-Nov-15 15:03:55

I would say get it packed stat cause if you do go early you are going to freak out even more that you're not organised. Mine was packed At 32 weeks

goodnessgraciousgoudaoriginal Wed 25-Nov-15 10:01:15

Just put some music on and get on with it!

You are putting some stuff in a bag, not climbing everest!

spad Wed 25-Nov-15 10:06:21

Believe me, if you wait, packing your bag will become a bigger nightmare as you'll be even more knackered .

You basically need lots of pants, pjs, clothes for coming home and toiletries.

Your baby needs vests , baby grows and nappies. And a snow suit for coming home, assuming the weather remains rubbish.

Also, frozen orange juice for drinking during and after labour.

I've had 3 babies, in very quick succession, by the time I had the third I barely took anything to hospital.

Honestly, I was like you. Your just making it harder for yourself.

3timesascrazy Wed 25-Nov-15 10:26:57

with dd2 I packed my hospital back around 6 hours before contractions started (at 40+6 blush ) this time around I'm 35 weeks and just packed it.
Like you I was putting it off, but gosh I feel so much better now its done

jamtartandcustard Wed 25-Nov-15 14:58:47

Well I went to midwife this morning, baby is 2/5ths engaged. Came home and packed the bag! Eeek!
spad - this is my 4th although it's been almost 4years since my last and yeah you quickly realise how little you need from those various "lists" around the place. With dc1 I took a whole suitcase. This time I've just crammed it into the pram bag grin

spad Wed 25-Nov-15 15:05:55

Good luck! I'm sure your home birth will go as planned and you won't need your bag after all!

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