Tamsen Carson, PA, Renown Health
Planning for baby’s arrival is an exciting time, but for some it can also be overwhelming. Remembering to pack your hospital bag is an important step in the preparation for your hospital stay. It’s recommended you pack your hospital bag by the time you’re around 36 weeks pregnant.
While the hospital has items you’ll need including blankets, bottles, clothing, etc, if you want, for example, music during your labor, or your favorite pillow or nightgown after delivery – be sure to bring it.
Here are some items we suggest you pack in your hospital bag:
- Birth plan
- Insurance …
Tamsen Carson, Physician Assistant
My favorite way to encourage bonding with your unborn child is first to have one quiet time per day when you sit and pay attention to your baby’s movements.
You can learn a lot about their personalities, and get to know how they respond to your voice and touch. Also, playing different types of music to find out what your baby responds to is another positive way to bond.
Lastly, one of my favorite ideas to bond with your baby is to write to them. Use a journal or letters, or even a tape recorder to communicate your hopes, dreams, fears, …