im due to home birth water birth in March and i was wondering if bubs decides to come before 37 weeks should i have a emergancy hospy bag ready to go just incase??
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29-12-2011 22:08 #1
Should i pack an emergancy bag
29-12-2011 22:12 #2
I did for my first homebirth, but didn't for my second.
I guess its a personal thing, I looked at it as a bit of a jinx IYKWIM??
Sorry, not really any help at all
29-12-2011 22:17 #3
I can totally see why its a good idea - but like Edward, it feels too 'jinx-y' to me.
I wouldn't (even though my inlaws think its a massive risk not to), i figure, if i need to transfer to a hospital, then am i really going to need the contents of my bag immediately? no. so i can send someone to get my stuff once i'm in hospital, or if i go into prem-labour, pack my stuff together then.
But personal choice.
29-12-2011 22:22 #4
I meant to, I really did. But I'm 40+4 right now and still haven't gotten around to it
I think if it makes you feel more prepared or safer or just better in any way then go for it!
29-12-2011 22:36 #5
i want to but i use everything now that i would need except the maternity pads and breast pads. i do feel like i would be jinxing myself but want to be ready for the just incase even though i pretty sure i wont need it
29-12-2011 22:37 #6
Maybe just write a list of what you would want to take? It would be much easier then for you and for the person who would be gathering your stuff
29-12-2011 22:54 #7
I didn't bother last time, and I won't bother this time either.
I figure, if i'm transferring, it's an emergency (whether it's pre-term labour or a transfer during labour) so I probably won't be thinking about grabbing a bag anyway, I have support people that can bring me anything I need.
I'm also lazy and cheap, I don't want to have to have double of things so I can have 'home stuff' and 'hospital stuff'
05-01-2012 18:44 #8
I've now had my homebirth and I would definitely advise packing a bag. I gave birth last week and since that night I've been in hospital as baby is having issues. Having a bag packed with all the things I'd need would have made things just a tiny bit easier.
05-01-2012 19:04 #9
I did for my first, and ended up trasferring, so made a point of NOT packing a bag the next two times, everything went off without a hitch...
All the best, total personal preference, it's not essential.
05-01-2012 19:18 #10
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