| Due 16th - 31st Mar, 11 #37 |
24/01/2011, 01:42 PM
Joined: 5-July 05
Having a bit of a baby brain day - can anyone think of anything i might have missed for my hospital bag list:
HOSPITAL BAG LIST:
- Several copies of your birth plan
- Private Health Insurance details
- Medicare Card/Details
For Mum during the birth:
- Lip Balm
- Massage/Aromatherpay oils for during labour.
- Heat bag
- stress balls
- Mp3 player with soothing Music of your choice for during labour
- Something comfortable to wear – I.e. a loose T-Shirt or Nightie
- Something to put on afterward
- Lollies or lollipops to suck on.
- Snacks - twisties, museli bars, rice crackers
- Watch with a 2nd hand or a stop watch to time contractions
- Sports drink for during the birth
For Mum after the birth:
- 1-2 Nightie/Pyjamas
- 2 - 3 Nursing Bras & Tops
- 1 Box Breast Pads
- 8 x Underwear
- Maternity Pads - At least 2 packets
- Toiletries - such as toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, hairbrush, deodorant, Moisteriser, Lanisoh, Hairdryer
- Day clothes - 2 pairs of yoga pants, 4 tops
- Flushable Wipes.
- Water bottle with a pop top squeezy lid to clean your bits in the shower
- Plastic bags for dirty clothes.
- Metamucil & Ural.
- Multivitamins and any other medications you may need.
- Snacks for during and after labour - twisties, chcokie bars, jelly beans, museli bars
- Charged mobile phone
- Change of clothes
- Address Book
- Normal camera with extra batteries or charger
- Magazines and books
- Pen for filling out paperwork
- mobile phone and charger
- Box of Chocolates and thankyou Pressies for Midwifes.
- presents for baby from boys
-presents for boys form baby
- 4 stretchsuits
- 4 singlets
- 4 pairs socks/booties
- Nappies & Wipes
- Bunny Rugs
- Toiletries - Baby Bath stuff. Baby Shampoo
- Warm hat
- A correctly fitted Australian Standards Approved Car Restraint
24/01/2011, 02:06 PM
Joined: 29-October 07
Audrey, I hope everything is ok and baby stays put. Take care and keep us updated. xx
Labour, I'm getting a c/s so can't really comment, but when I was pregnant with DS1 it never worried me. The way I see it is whatever happens happens and as long as bubs and I are healthy, that's all that matters.
Pinkbug, do you have a video/dvd recorder? Maybe one of the staff could film the delivery (if it's allowed) so even though you're asleep, you still get to see your little one being born.
CM, I've been getting this too. Not enough for me to wear panty liners, but occasionally I get a big gush and need to change my knickers. I've also been getting thick clear mucus every now and then when I wipe. Does anyone know if this is part of my mucus plug? It's been happening for the last few weeks.
Music, most hospitals have CD players in the birthing suites too if you just want to take a selection of CD's.
Mobile swap, count me in too!
Eks, your calmbirth class sounds like it was really great. With your positive attitude, I'm sure you'll have a great labour and birth. I'm glad to hear you and DH are going so well.
SSP, good job on getting the cot up...it looks fantastic!
Tooch, hope you're feeling better soon.
Gymjunkie, here's hoping you have another quick delivery ahead. Glad to hear DD could start back at school today and good luck with DS tomorrow. I hope they both have great days. Make the most of the days to yourself...sounds like you could do with the rest.
Bluey, I could never express using a breast pump or otherwise, so I'm no help, but I look forward to what the other girls say.
AFM, my baby started Prep today and suprisingly there were no tears from either of us. He absolutely loved it and was very happily playing with all the toys. I had to tell him we were leaving and ask for a kiss because he was so busy. Fingers crossed his day was just as much fun and he'll want to go back tomorrow.
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