The final weeks of pregnancy can feel like an eternity, but your baby will soon be on the way, so it is important to be prepared and have your hospital bag handy.
From about 30 weeks into your pregnancy, you should be starting to gather essential items to bring with you to the hospital for the delivery, with the aim of having your hospital bag ready to go by 36 weeks.
If you're giving birth to your baby at hospital, you'll need to get a few things ready in advance. Your doctor will have given you a due date, but this doesn't mean your baby won't make an early appearance.
It's a good idea to get your hospital bag ready at least two weeks before your baby is due. In fact, lots of mums start preparing their bags up to eight weeks in advance.