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    Hospital bag??

    I am 7 months pregnant and am getting very anxious. Would anyone please be kind enough to provide information on what i should pack incase i go into labour or need to go to the hospital. Give me a list of everything as i am worried i may forget something important. Thank you very much.

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    the contents of your bag will depend on which hospital system you are using i.e. public or problem.

    for public - i would suggest checking Queen Mary's website. if you are going private, your doctor will provide a list but I also think their is a list on the Annerley midwives website.

    at 7 months though... i would really relax otherwise you will pack and repack at least a dozen times!!!

    good luck. regards,

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    There are many threads on this topic if you search this website. Like Tracey Nicole wrote, it matters if you are going public or private. Also, you will wind up changing your mind countless times if you pack at 7 months. I didn't pack until the day of delivery and was fine. Babies don't pop out spontaneously especially if this is your first. Check out the thread below.

    Packing Your Hospital Bag

    Good luck.

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    http://www.hospitalbag.org/ - hope this helps!

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    Public

    if i am giving birth in a public hospital what are the rules on the dad being there? can he stay overnight? Is he able to wait outside the room whilst im sleeping? Any information would be great thanks.

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    on this question, you are also well recommended to check with the hospital you are delivering at as each hospital has its own rules.

    you feel anxious to me which is understandable. in preparation and to reduce your concerns, perhaps take a site tour of the hospital and ask for as much information from your doctor as you can (they generally have lots of hand outs for you to read).

    if you have not done so, I would also make a preference on the type of birth you want and write a birth plan. To find samples and templates... surf the web.

    The above things all assisted me so hope the advice assists you.

    take care, tnb

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    agreed - check with hospital to see what they provide and adjust accordingly. I would begin thinking about what you might need at around 8 months.

    When I packed, I found that the below were most helpful for me (it also depends how long you will be in the hospital):
    nightshirts (2)
    nursing bras (if you plan on nursing)
    favorite snacks (dried fruits etc...)
    2 large bottles of water
    socks
    my own pillowcases
    boppy pillow to nurse with
    toiletries
    baby clothing

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