Useful extras

  • Bikini top for birthing pool
  • TENS machine and batteries
  • Make-up, moisturiser and lip-balm
  • Hair bands, ties or grips
    My essential would definitely be hair ties. I ended up using an elastic band and it tangled my hair and hurt to get out. Never making that mistake again.
  • Books, music, magazines, tablet or eReader
  • Extra pillow
  • Earplugs and eye mask
    On the off chance that your baby sleeps that first night, I can guarantee that someone else's won't!
  • A handheld fan
  • Lavender room spray
  • A notebook or diary