When I went into labor my water broke and I was immediately contractions two minutes apart. So, I just took what I had packed and left a pillow was not on my mind.
If you feel like you want to take it with you then it’s ok. I didn’t as my labour was very fast!!
Normal pillow for sure! And a blanket.
Any pregnancy pillow suggestions? 😊
I brought it with me when I had my first daughter, but it turns out the have it at the hospital ( you can ask before you go). With my second one I didn't bring it with me, I don't want it to get dirty🤣
I would bring it. The hospital bed hurt my back so much
No need to bring. Hospital also has the peanut ball and regular yoga ball for use
I didn’t take mine as we went into Labour really quick and had a mad rush around packing bags. Honestly, I didn’t regret it, but it’s personal preference. If you’re packing early, I’d say take it with you just in case! ☺️
How is this post STILL going ?? 🤣👍🏼🤣 so funny it’s been like 2 years
We brought a air mattress for my hubby and so glad we did cause we where in the hospital for a couple of days lol he slept good! We Also brought blankets and our own pillows too lol!
I didn’t but got my partner to bring it in for me, definitely recommend!
I took mine for one of my births and I was glad I had it. I didn’t bother with the other two because of the hassle. So it’s nice to have but a bit of a pain to lug around and move out of way when getting up.
Yes the hospital pillows suck
I’m thinking of maybe taking mine ….
I didn’t but I wish I did cause the pillow at the hospital wasn’t that good
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I took mine, but I was in for 2 days before I had an emergency c section, and it was such a big help after my c section as I have one of the long ones so I could wrap it around me so it helped support me feeding baby x
I definitely brought mine. Our Dula encouraged us to create our own space. So I packed a dufflebag with our own blankets, pillows, oil defuser, massage oils/lotion and anything else that was easy to carry that would help create a calm home like environment. It's your birth and your experience, enjoy making it beautiful❤🧡💛💚💙💜
Sure did and my partner ended up using it when I wasn’t. We traded off because it helped us both sleep comfortably lol
I didnt let my pregnancy pillow out of my sight while in hospital for 2 and a half weeks before giving birth! It was a life saver. Much better then one pillow that the nurses kept kidnapping eachtime i left the room due to pillow shortages 🤣
I brought my own pillow and my huge pregnancy pillow. Thank God I did bc I used it the whole time I was there!
I took my own normal pillow, had an emergency c section so was in for 4 nights The midwives gave me loads of pillows. I couldn't have taken my pregnancy pillow as it's about 7 ft tall plus didn't need it as I no longer had the massive baby bump.
I'm bringing pillows and blankets
No they have everything you need there
Bring it! I thought ‘oh I’ll be fine without all the extra stuff’ and I was WRONG! My back hurt worse from laying in the bed than labor. Maybe get a pillow case you don’t mind ruining though?
I used mine to help get myself and or my yoga ball in different positions during labor. (Put it on the bed in a doghnut shape with my ball on top and leaned over it while partner squeezed my hips it was super nice for height and gave my ball stability) I also liked having it for breastfeeding and comfort after my baby was born.
Highly recommend I used it all the time and helped with my csection so I was more comfortable
I'm def taking mine and probably other things to make the room feel less clinical and more calm and relaxed. I'm doing a Hypnobirthing course and we have talked about how the set up of the room ie lighting (dark is best to help birth hormones), familiar things, smells and sounds all contribute to how calm you feel during birth. Sadly the way birth is portrayed in TV and films is not very representative and usually very clincal/high levels of intervention which studies show leads to more complications for baby and mum. So I'd say take anything you need to make you feel comfortable!
Initially I did not take it but on the first night I had no pillow as the ward was so busy🤦🏻♀️
My hubby brought it in for me and I was super happy and comfortable! I say it's worth the hassle😄🤷🏻♀️
I didn’t take mine the first night and I couldn’t get comfy at all, so the second night(waters broke at 36 weeks so was kept in for 2 days before baby was born) I was in my partner brought it for me and I’m so glad he did. I also found it really helped after having an emergency c section xx
Same em c section and pillow was a lifesaver
I took my own pillow but not the pregnancy one
Girl take it !!! You want to be comfortable!!
I took mine and it was so useful for breastfeeding in the first couple of days after the c-section.
I don't know how I'd have managed without it.
Definitely take extra pillows!
Bring whatever you want, I brought my childhood stuffed animal
I took mine and slept on it
What pregnancy pillow do you have? I can’t find one I like
But what about the birth defect warning label 😅😅😅
This is what I have and I LOVE it!
I left mine at home but I did bring a regular pillow!
Well I think I would definitely needed it and I had no idea why I didn’t get one. My advice will be yes get one
I didn't take mine because I like to have my babies in bed with me when they're first born... But I kind of wished I did because the hospital pillows were awful.
That said, I ended up bleeding all over the sheets so it's probably good I didn't take it.
Generally hospitals will have peanut pillow
She had the baby 6 months ago.
Im glad I took mine… its really handy, especially when ur already in recovery pain…
My husband bought 1 for me as a gift (I didn't realised I was being induced so he had to go bk to get my stuff) it was best thing Eva so glad I had it with me x
I left mine at home but I did take an extra pillow
I brought mine and my one is taller than me. The nurses didn’t mind me bringing it plus it helped me a lot as I was in hospital for 5 days…
Yes I did and it was very helpful 😊
Omf yessss so comfy!! I used it the whole time
I didn't bring mine. I did bring my nursing pillow, but didn't use that either lol the hospital provided as many pillows I could want
I left it but brought my favorite bed pillow with me. Ask the L&D for a peanut. It's like an exercise ball but in a peanut shape. Great between the knees when laying on your side. And saves space in your car.
Yes! Hospital pillows are flat and you only get one!
Yes and I loved it haha!