I will be 37 Weeks pregnant this week. In light of all of this, I thought I would share whats in my hospital bag with you.
I really tried to keep my packing as light and simple as possible, but I still wanted to share with you what I decided to bring based on LOTS of research and also speaking with several of my friends who just had babies.
The baby has his own bag and I will do a separate post to show what I packed for baby! Again, I did not go overboard. The hospital provides mostly everything you need. I can’t wait to show you all what’s in his bag! I am obsessed with his clothes.
I wanted to be as minimal as possible so my poor husband would not have to carry too much going and coming.
All of the Items are Linked Below!
First off, I brought my own gowns. I decided I would not give birth in my own gown because, let’s face it, birth is messy business, but these are great for feeding and nursing. So, I do plan on changing into my own gown once myself and baby are cleaned up.
I brought two nursing bras and also c-section panties (just in case). My hospital provides numbing spray, pads, nipple cream…etc…so I did not pack those. You should check with your hospital to see what is provided for mom. They also provide pumps if need be, so I did not bring my pump, but I did have all of the parts washed and ready to go for when I got home.
I also found this super soft jersey knit nursing gown to wear when I was ready to get out of the hospital style gown. It was really inexpensive on Amazon and I think its going to be perfect for nursing not only in the hospital but at home.
Bring your nursing pillow! I think this item is easy to forget but I think it will help make nursing baby easier for me especially after doing all that hard work during labor.
The Mom Washer by Frida. A friend of mine said they do provide Peri Bottles in the hospital but she said this one was WAY better so she highly recommended that I bring it. Don’t forget it because you will want this for at home too!
I did not go crazy on make-up or toiletries, but I did pack makeup wipes and dry shampoo. If you wear contacts or glasses, go ahead and pack away an extra pair now. That way you don’t forget in the chaos of labor.
I brought slippers for walking around in. They have a shoe-like bottom. They recommend something that has some grip. I also brought flip flops to shower in.
Bring your Baby Book, that way you can record the memories immediately while they are still fresh on your brain. Also, if your baby book has a place for the babies feet to be stamped you want to make sure that it gets done! Talk to your partner ahead of time to make sure they know where it is so that way they can make sure it happens.
Folder with Important Documents: This is probably one of the most essential things. Although I had pre-registered online with the hospital, I printed out my entire pre-registration filled out that way if there was an issue, my husband could just pull it out. I also made photo copies of my insurance card and ID. I also had a copy of my birth plan. Go over all of these items ahead of time with your spouse that way they are on the same page as you and understand where all of these items are since you might not be in the mood to talk or go over this in the moment.
I made a snack baggie for my husband with lots of snacks. I did not want him to go hungry and chances are I won’t really want him to leave the room very much so I wanted him to have everything he needed as well.
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