I packed my hospital bag a few weeks ago, but I thought I’d share my list. I will also share my list of items on hand to take care of my post-pregnancy body. I have to warn you, I always over-pack and over-prepare! I just feel better that way! 🙂
I hope I’m not leaving off anything important..
•Photo ID, insurance card, list of medications, and birth plan (also pediatrician info if you have one)
•A couple changes of clothes (loose-fitting maternity clothes)
•Nipple cream, if nursing
•My own shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, lotion, body spray, hair gel.
•Hair ties and/or headbands
•A couple snacks
•Hard candies for me to suck on (some people bring suckers or popsicles)
•Change for vending machines
•Extra batteries for the camera
•When ready, we will grab the camera and my phone and charger (Andy’s phone and charger, too).
•Our laptop isn’t working, or we would bring that as well.
•Pillow for me and boppy nursing pillow
In a smaller duffel bag:
•A couple outfits for Graham
(Hospital will provide all items needed for baby’s care while you’re there).
•Extra space to take as many hospital goodies as we can (LOL, everyone does it).
Items on hand to take care of my post-pregnancy body:
•Super heavy, long pads
(Hospital will provide mesh underwear and other personal care items while you’re there).
•I’m hoping to get a peri-bottle at the hospital to take home.
•Tucks Pads or Preparation H Wipes (look for witch hazel as the ingredient)
•Colace (stool softener)
•Ibuprofen (pain reliever)
•I found this awesome recipe on Pinterest to make your own “padsicles”, which are pads soaked in witch hazel and then frozen. They’re supposed to feel pretty amazing on your lady parts after giving birth. *Click Here*