Doctor's bags for midwives: how to find ‘The One’

Doctor's bags for midwives are like hydrophilic cloths for newborns… Indispensable (if you know you know)! Whether it concerns a birth, home visit, or a day at the clinic. As a midwife, you always need to arrive well prepared at work. 

Yes, also in the middle of the night!

The right doctor’s bag lasts a whole midwife’s career (we wonder, how many births would that be?). But what should you keep in mind when buying a doctor’s bag? Don’t worry, we got your back! This is how you choose the perfect doctor’s bag for midwives in 4 steps:

1. Doctor bags for midwives: health care bag or home birth bag?

We don’t have to tell you that midwives often carry around a lot… As our ambassador midwife says: ‘Midwives also puff and pant!’ The question is, how do you bring everything you need? Every midwife has a different set of must-haves and their own way to get organized. 

First, think about what you want to carry in your midwife bag? Do you want to use it as a home birth bag during labour? Or as a health care bag that you bring to the clinic and home visits?

  • VanVeer tip: In our collection, the Original serves as a home birth bag and the Midi as a health care bag (which also works very well outside office hours). 

2. A proper layout of your doctor’s bag is a lifesaver

As a midwife, it is (sometimes literally) a lifesaver to have quick access to your stuff. Therefore, never buy a bag without looking critically at the layout. 

Think about how you keep an overview: Is this with Two Side Pockets or maybe a Removable Organizer? We’ve seen that Zipper Pouches work very well for loose items such as the doppler and a blood pressure monitor.

Also, don’t forget to check whether your laptop fits in your future bag.

  • VanVeer tip: On this page, you can find different compartments to organize your doctor’s bag.

  • 3. Choose a color and style that suits you

    As a midwife (aka superhuman!) you deserve a doctor’s bag that suits you. Think about who you want to be as a midwife. Do you want to go for a more classic, bold, or elegant look? The sky is the limit. Feel free to express your unique personality with your bag!

    •  VanVeer tip: Take a look at our shop. Which bag suits you best? 

    4. This is how you know you’ve found your dream bag

    Sometimes you see a bag and you fall in love with it immediately. You might look a little further, but deep down you already know that you’ve found the perfect bag. 

    How do you know? In the end, it comes down to one question… Ask yourself: ‘Does this bag make me happy?’ Your dream bag will make your midwife’s heart beat faster!

    • VanVeer tip: Design your own doctor’s bag of your dreams with us here (it's fun, we promise)!
    We wish all midwives good luck, but above all fun in the search for ‘The One’ doctor’s bag.

    Are you stuck or do you find it difficult to choose? Book a Personal Design Session with Vera to design your dream Midwife bag together! 

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