Today’s post is written by one of my favorite bloggers – Loriel, of Naturally Loriel. Loriel has very recently had her second baby, at home, and is writing from experience when it comes to packing a naturally-minded birth bag!
At 35 weeks when I was on the floor with intense stomach pains at 11pm, we thought we were in labor. My husband quickly scrounged together random baby things and stuffed them in a tote bag, called his parents to pick up our 4 year old, and rushed to the hospital.
We were completely unprepared.
I thought because I was having a home birth I didn’t need to worry about packing a hospital bag — Boy was I wrong!
We forgot things like chapstick, socks, clothes for me, my ID, and high quality protein bars; we managed to pack a couple diapers, wipes, clothes for the baby, and two coconut waters.