hospital bagOne requirement to becoming a surrogate mother is that you have given birth before. Packing your hospital bag for this pregnancy will be very similar to packing for the previous deliveries of your own children.

Oftentimes, surrogates choose to pack lightly since they most likely won’t be spending much time in the hospital after the birth. However, they still have ‘must-haves’. Below, we will discuss some items our surrogates like to have on delivery day.


Many surrogate mothers want to be as comfortable as possible afterward, so they opt for loose-fitting clothes. Commonly packed items include pajamas, fuzzy, non-slip socks or slippers, and postpartum underwear.

Personal Items

Regardless of the length of your stay at the hospital, having your own personal items is essential. Many surrogates take a toiletry kit with them that includes a toothbrush and toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, and body wash, a hairbrush, moisturizing cream, and adult absorbent underwear.

The ‘must-haves’ will be unique to you and what makes you comfortable, but for many surrogates, such items are hair ties, comfy blankets from home, a favorite pillow, and a sleep mask.

Many surrogates also like to pack items that will keep them entertained during any downtime they may have. This can include a phone charger, tablet or laptop, and headphones.

Snacks and Drinks

One thing many of us can agree about is that hospital food is not the tastiest. Many surrogates choose to pack a few of their favorite snacks and their favorite water bottle.


No matter what you choose to pack in your bag, make sure your partner or the intended parents know where your bag is located. If you have to go to the hospital, they can easily grab it and bring it to you.

If you are interested in learning more about surrogacy options or how to become a surrogate mother, please contact Shared Conception at 713-622-1144, and we will be here to help you with any questions.