Packing a Hospital Bag

What you should pack in your hospital bag when you are having a TFMR or a stillbirth:


  • Any prescribed medication
  • Your hospital notes
  • Comfy clothes like tracksuit pants, leggings or pyjama pants and a jumper or hoodie.
  • A nightie to wear while you deliver and spare pyjamas and dressing gown in case you are staying overnight. In some cases, you may be staying a few nights.
  • A change of clothes to wear home, two sets if you have to travel from abroad.
  • Comfy, non-wired bras.
  • Plenty of pairs of knickers, large ones to accommodate the maternity pads.
  • Warm socks, Flip flops or slippers to wear to the toilet
  • Your phone and charger
  • Camera
  • Newspaper/magazines, book, earphones etc to help pass the time
  • Toiletries – toothbrush & toothpaste, face wipes, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner, deodorant. moisturiser, maternity pads and breast pads.
  • A towel
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Hairbrush and something to tie your hair back with
  • Money for vending machines and the car park
  • If you do not have to travel abroad or are travelling by car; snacks – fruit, chocolate, sweets, comfort food.
  • Your own pillow
  • A big, refillable bottle of water
  • Depending on gestation, you may need the following items for baby: A set of clothes for baby (or the hospital will have a choice of tiny outfits knitted and supplied by bereavement support charities and groups).
  • A toy or precious object that you want to appear in photos of your baby
  • A baby blanket that you want to keep
  • A book that you might like to read to him or her
  • Some music you would like to play
  • Battery operated candles for low lighting

You can contact LMC on our helpline: 086 374 5474 or by email at: