Homebirth mamas...what's in your emergency transfer bag? I've put it off because I don't really want to think of that scenario...but I guess I should throw something together.
Uhm, nothing? I'm with meesha, if I end up in a hospital I will send someone out to get what I need.
That's kind of my feeling. IF I wind up transferring it's going to have to be a real emergency since I don't have maternity insurance and my husband will have to be with our daughter, so he can go home and get whatever we need. All I can think that I'll need is some lip balm, maybe some basic toiletry type stuff and something to wear home for me and baby.
I've never packed one and don't plan to. If it's a true emergency I'm not going to care what I have with me, and someone else can bring anything I want later. If it's less time-sensitive then I'd just take 5 minutes to toss my toothbrush, and clothes for me and baby in bag (or have someone else do it). The hospital already has all my personal information (patient registration, insurance, address) from my first birth so I really don't even need to worry about my insurance card.
With my first pregnancy, I had a bag half-packed with an extra toothbrush, some lollipops, some labour snacks, but really I tossed in everything else while we were calling our midwives and the taxi. All the other stuff I wanted (labouring clothes, clothes for baby, camera, etc) we were planning to use for the homebirth, so they were in our homebirth kit or being used. DH still had to go home and get a bunch of other stuff after DD was born anyway, like clothes for me to go home in, receiving blankets, my pillow, shampoo.
This time, I'll probably have a bag ready, with anything that we won't be using during the homebirth, and do the same dash and shove if it is just a precautionary transfer. I agree with others, if it's a true emergency, you won't care.
What I am doing this time is having a bag packed for DD, in case she has to spend time away from us with our birth-babysitters, for whatever reason.