Take it from Jennifer Ashley at Pretty Little Details ... Keep the Labour Gown in your Hospital Bag.
A lot of the other stuff, you can omit from the checklist. But a gown to birth in AND to wear afterwards for nursing at the hospital...those are essential!
Check out prettylittledetails.com for pointers on why or why not to bring your whole list to the hospital for labour and delivery. We can't forget about those couple of days postpartum, too. Think about being in the hospital, having visitors, and having a newborn...
Don't forget the Mom-to-Be on Mother's Day!
Leave the baby gear to the baby shower and treat her to something special for herself...a Labor Gown from Pretty Pushers! There's a special discount code at this link: http://parentinginprogress.net/mdfashion/9/
Note to women preparing for birth:
The Unisex hospital gown has no opening for the fetal monitor so they will be pulling up your gown an awful lot :( The pretty Pushers labor gown, however, provides easy access for the fetal monitor so you can keep your skirt on during labor :) Get comfortable. Get mobile. It's your choice!
Thinking about what you'd like to change for your next birth? How about finding a hospital that recognizes you as a strong mother, not an ill patient? Never be afraid to ask beforehand what choices you will have during labor and delivery.