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.
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)!
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!