Non-profit organization WaterAid asked expecting mothers around the world to reveal their labour and delivery essentials. Some women packed medical essentials, while others packed luxuries. Click on to see what each mom packed.
Among the things she packed: Toiletries, diapers, snacks, hat, socks, mittens, clothes for bab, clothes for mom, maternity underwear and pads, nursing pads and massage oils.
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Among the things she packed: Baby clothes, baby blanket, socks, a basin, a flask and tea.
Among the things she packed: Clothes for mom and baby, e-reader and iPod, water bottle, snacks and a hand-knit blanket made by her aunt.
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Photo: WaterAid/Anna Kari
Among the things she packed: Clothes for baby, insurance card, seal impression, consent form for hospitalization, consent form for blood transfusion, mother-and-child health record notebook, patient’s registration ticket, maternity shorts, crop top bra, toiletries and tissue paper.
Among the things she packed: Sanitary napkins, underwear, sweatpants, a long, loose dres,; a pair of socks and a bottle of Mirinda (orange soda).
Photo: WaterAid / Behailu Shiferaw
Among the things she packed: Sheets, towel, a sweater, some cotton to put in her ears after giving birth and something to tie her hair with.
Photo: WaterAid/Jordi Ruiz Cirera
Among the things she packed: Bed sheets, baby sweater and cap, body stockings, two nylon sheets, two pairs of gloves, a pair of razor blades, cotton wool roll for padding and cleaning blood in the process of delivery, washing soap powder, a bottle of disinfectant, bucket and basin for bathing and urination, a flask and cup, a roll of toilet paper, baby receiver to cover the baby, nappies, bedding and emergency money.
Photo: WaterAid/James Kiyimba
Among the things she packed: A baby blanket, napkins, a peg for clipping the umbilical cord, chitenge (wraps), cotton wool, sanitary pads, a dish and baby clothes.
Photo: WaterAid/Chileshe Chanda
Among the things she packed: Birth plan, pajamas, flip-flops and slippers, snacks, mother's milk tea (to help with breast milk), clothes for baby, a lollipop and Playdoh (a gift from baby's new big sister).
Photo: WaterAid/Sam Morgan
Among the things she packed: Music player, coconut oil, lavender oil, arnica gel, nursing bra and pads, clothes for mom and baby, lollipops and the Mindful Mom-To-Be by Lori Bregman.
Photo: WaterAid/ Deana Neiers
Among the things she packed: Baby blanket, a compress, cotton wool, nappies, clothes for baby, flip flops, a thermos, a sheet and pads for mom. Read more: Hospital checklist
Photo: WaterAid/Ernest Randriarimalala
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