labor_bag.jpgIf you’re pregnant and considering adoption, know that Lifetime Adoption cares for you. One of the ways that we help women facing an unplanned pregnancy is through our labor bags. Read on to find out what a labor bag is, and how to request one.

As you get nearer to your due date, it’s good to have a bag packed and ready that you can just grab as you rush to the hospital. Sometimes this bag is called a hospital bag, and sometimes people call it a “labor bag.”

Lifetime Adoption packs labor bags for you! Each of our labor bags comes filled with necessities such as socks, pads, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, mouth wash, chapstick, and washcloths. You can see a sample labor bag in the photo above. 

Most pregnancy books and sites suggest having your labor bag ready to go once you’re 36 weeks along (about eight months pregnant.) Check out Lifetime’s handy Packing List for the Hospital for tips on other items to pack, like your contacts, glasses, and a nightgown/pajamas.

With open adoption, you have lots of choices, including how things go at the hospital. Have you thought about who you want to be at the hospital with you when you deliver? And how much do you want the adoptive parents you choose to be a part of the birth? Check out our blog post, Your Adoption Hospital Experience: the Choices Are Yours to learn more about your choices. 


You can request your free labor bag by calling one of Lifetime’s Adoption Coordinators at
1-800-923-6784. Or, you can chat live on our site or
send an email to ask for a labor bag.

Heidi Keefer
Written by Heidi Keefer

Heidi Keefer is a Content Creator for Lifetime Adoption and has 15 years of experience in the field of adoption. An author of thousands of blog posts over the years, Heidi enjoys finding new ways to educate and captivate Lifetime’s ever-growing list of subscribers.

Heidi has a keen eye for misplaced apostrophes, comma splices, and well-turned sentences, which she has put to good use as a contributor to Lifetime’s award-winning blogs. She has written and published hundreds of adoption articles which explore the various facets of domestic infant adoption today.

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