By the time you hit the second half of the third trimester you may start thinking about what you need to pack in your hospital bag. I mean...there is sooooo much that you could pack and bring with you.
For the most part...the hospital provides everything you will need during your stay.
For the mommy...They give you the sexy underwear and giant pads. You even get a stylish air-condition robe to wear the entire time! If they donʻt offer you lanolin nipple cream be sure to ask!
For baby they give you the swaddle blankets to use (which apparently you arenʻt supposed to take but everyone seems to take one or two home with them). They give you diapers, vasoline for that sticky black poop, wipes. Baby might even have a little onesie on and the keepsake beanie!
When packing your bag...I totally recommend to try not to overpack. It is a lot easier said than done but possible. I mean, I had 3 tries so far and I think I finally got it down!
Below you will find my packing list for the hospital.
There are things on there that I didn't bring but have listed as options under comfort items. I would have loved my diffuser but I did not want to pack it. I skipped out of the pillows and just ask for more pillows from the nurses. I also do not have a written birthing plan or had a plan in general but if you have one...that would be good to bring!
If you plan on taking newborn photos and don't want to take pictures in the hospital gown, don't forget your picture clothes! I had a bag just for photos!