What does a doula pack in her bag?

Another copy of your birth plan (in case you forget!)

Rice sack 

Herbal teas

Granola bars

Hard candies, Mints

​string of lights

Rebozo

flashlight

scissors 

saran wrap (to wrap your IV when you shower)

back massager

chapstick

money

massage oil

essential oils

ear plugs

​bendy straws




What should you pack in your labor bag?

Foods:

Granola Bars

Dried Fruits

Peanut Butter

Crackers

Hard Candies

Herbal Tea bags

Juices

Nuts-almonds, cashews, etc

Chocolate

Your favorite foods

Dad's favorite foods

Papers: Your birth plan and insurance information 
Your own laboring clothes.  (I recommend yoga pants and a stretchy tunic top.  You can remove the pants when you arrive at the hospital and keep the top on for modesty if you wish.)
old pair of underwear
slippers or flip flops
socks

Toiletries (hair brush, hair clips/rubber bands 
shampoo, make-up, contact solution, glasses, chapstick)
Phone chargers
Camera
Music play list on phone or iPod
Clothes for baby to go home in (but in the hospital you'll be skin to skin!)
Clothes for you to go home in (nursing bra, stretchy clothes until then you'll be skin to skin)
Clothes for daddy (swimming trunks, too)
baby's car seat