There's no guarantee as to when you might go into labour, so it's good to be organised a few weeks ahead of your due date, just in case baby decides to make an early appearance. \nHere is a list of suggested things to pack in your hospital bag. Even if you're having a home birth, it might be a good idea to pack a bag just in case you end up having to make the trip to hospital anyway. \nWhat to pack:\n- Birth plan and maternity notes\n- Comfy nighties (pack a few, including one that opens at the front) and dressing gown\n- Slippers or flipflops\n- Birthing ball (unless the hospital provides one)\n- Snacks and drinks\n- Big pants\n- Maternity Pads (not sanitary towels)\n- Toiletries, makeup, tissues, lip balm and hair things (brush, bobbles etc)\n- Music and hypnobirthing CD if relevant\n- Book \/ Magazines \/ Phone with Netflix and headphones. Don't forget your charger!\n- TENS machine\n- Flannel and Fan to keep you cool\n- Going home clothes for you and baby\n- Spare babygros\n- Nappies, bags and wipes (you may want to pack a separate nappy bag)\n- Breast pads and nursing bras\n- Muslins\n- Baby blanket\n- Bottles and formula if you don't plan to breastfeed\nAnd don't forget your carseat!