Dear Mum,
You’re coming to the end of your pregnancy journey and your baby is now ready for the outside world. To help you prepare fully for their arrival, we’ve put together a handy checklist.
Top 5 tips
hospital bag
1. Plan ahead
It's important you feel prepared for labour, and having your hospital bag packed in advance can give you real peace of mind. Follow our guide on what to include in your bag.
Get prepared
2. Breastfeeding basics
Watch our step-by-step guide to help you get started with breastfeeding. You’ll also find tips on everything from winding your baby to comfortable feeding positions.
Watch the video
3. Building bonds
Bonding with your baby is a beautiful experience. See what you can expect from their first month and discover the difference that physical contact can make.
See what to expect
4. Fuelling up for labour
Giving birth requires a lot of energy. Make sure you're getting the right sort of nutrients during and after labour – and start packing some snacks in your hospital bag.
Snacks for your hospital bag
5. Birthing tips at your fingertips
Download our handy Preparing for Birth mobile app for ready-made checklists, helpful articles, a contraction timer and direct access to our experts.
Download the app
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Expert advice when you need it
Our expert team of midwives, nutritionists and feeding advisors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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