Found this great article from a Pampers ParentPages e-mail called "Packing for Your Birth Experience" and thought other expecting moms would appreciate it. Includes a great list of items to pack not only for mom, but for hubby or birth coach, and baby.
Here's some things to pack you might not have thought to bring:
- Chapstick and/or lollipops - with all the breathing, apparently dry mouth/lips are an annoyance that can be avoided for the laboring mama with these items.
- Snacks for your hubby or partner
- Back massager
- Some kind of focal point (i.e., photo, figurine, etc.)
- Lavender - a soothing smell
Another item my sister-in-law recommended is to have a breast pump in case you're having issues with breast-feeding. I believe you can buy it from the hospital, but it will probably cost A LOT more.
Let me know if I'm missing anything else or if you have any other suggestions for the big day!