All I had packed was pjs, shirt and some hotel travel soaps for the odd case of an emergency transfer to take place. I had a home birth, so everything I needed at the time was right there. I would say that buying depends were awesome to have compared to the cheap hospital ones they give you. So maybe consider that. Oh and a nice water bottle
Don’t forget snacks!!!! Seriously! You will want/need these during labor
I will add the biggest pads you can find cause you will have a long and abundant period, also socks just in case. Also try to rub your nipples with rubbing alcohol every night to desensitized them a little, that's a game changer secret 🤯... Good luck!!!
check out pink stork website for post baby or earth mama spray. lots of good reviews!
These are all great items to pack. I wanted add something that I didn’t know for the first time, whatever isn’t bolted down in the hospital room is fair game for taking! Ask for as many of the mesh disposable underwear as they will give you. (I purchased Depends and a bag of overnight pads for home use. Did it before delivery so it was ready when I needed it. If you get enough from hospital, you can return the unopened packages.)
Also helpful to have on hand at home: we borrowed a mini fridge and stocked it full of juice, water and snacks. I struggled to eat full meals after both girls. It was so awesome to have snack packs of cheese and sausage. All I could take initially. We also thought it was awesome for keeping pre-made formulas bottles and pumped milk and not worrying about running downstairs in the middle of the night.
I always wished for a fridge and warmer in my room. I did keep a basket of snacks, mostly granola bars and related items, near the bed for night feedings because I'd be starving when I was nursing.
The best things I packed were a comfy robe, slippers & shower stuff! That postpartum shower is magical.
Also, not something you need to pack but something I wish someone told me.. as soon as you get to the postpartum suite, ask for a stool softener or laxative and take them regularly until you have a bowel movement. That first bm is not something you want to prolong :)
Congratulations! Being a mama is the best ever. 💗
And the pill for gas if you had a c-section... that trapped surgery gas is horrid.
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