So, you are pregnant and are all ready for your new baby to arrive, did you pack your bag yet? Here are some things you may and may not have thought about putting in your bag for the hospital. Your insurance card, your birth plan if you have one, and any maternity note. Socks …. I know, but mums often have cold feet, its to do with blood supply and pushing apparently. Your own nighties, a good idea to have this on your birth plan if you have one, otherwise you might find its ‘policy’ to have you in a ‘sterile’ gown.. which in fact is not sterile, but clean of course, but often can be a little starched and scratchy. Dressing gown. This will be useful if you end up pacing hospital corridors in early labour and you'll need one on the postnatal ward. Hospitals can be very warm, so a lightweight one may be better.