04/30/2014 03:56 pm ET

What You Really Need To Pack In Your 'Baby's Coming' Hospital Bag

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Expectant moms, take note: that checklist you got at your birthing class, the one that tells you what you should bring to the hospital? It's only half the truth. Yes, you'll need some comfy clothes and sure, soothing tunes are theoretically a good idea. But when push comes to shove, so to speak, there are quite a few quirky add-ins that only moms who have emerged from the other side of labor, delivery and more than a few nights in an uncomfortable hospital bed can recommend.

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