At least once a week I am asked “what should I pack in my hospital bag?”. Rather than typing the same list over and over again I thought I would just write a quick blog post.
* This list is suitable if you are planning on staying in hospital for up to 48 hours, adjust quantities for longer stays.
Have these packed in a separate or easily identifiable part of the bag so that you aren’t pulling things out everywhere in the delivery room.
Ten years ago if you had heard someone say they hired a doula for their baby’s birth you might have assumed they were having a home birth and were a hippie. That’s who hires a doula, right?
It wasn't necessarily true then that only hippies hire doulas and it's certainly not the case today. Nowadays almost all of the births doulas attend are in hospitals and the women they serve are far from a ‘hippie’.
The women who hire doulas are women like you and I. They are modern, diverse, intelligent and up to date with the latest information. They have read or heard about the positive impact a doula can have and after careful thought hire one for their baby’s birth.