When you first become pregnant, you have all kinds of notions about how it will be, including idyllic photos of snow falling around your rounded belly or sunbathing in a bikini while sporting a baby bump. The truth is, while those things might exist in Instagram world, pregnancy and the seasonal elements typically have other ideas in mind. Which is why a winter due date might have you stressed about what to pack for when it's baby time. Don't worry — I've got you covered below with the hospital bag essentials you'll need if you're giving birth in the winter.
My daughter was a summer baby, so I was much more consumed with how to keep sweat from collecting in the crease between my belly and boobs than I was with keeping my toes from freezing off. But that doesn't mean I understand your want to be prepared any less. Whether pregnancy brain has left you totally blank on what to pack or you simply want a checklist to compare to what you've already set aside, this list will serve as a good reminder for what you will want to have on hand.
OK, grab a pen and paper, and let's get to work. Because while the pain of labor isn't something you can control, keeping you and your little one cozy certainly is.