- 4 years ago
I’m not sure if anyone recalls but i posted about 2-3 weeks ago asking for advice regarding my hospital bag. I thought i’d put an update about what i actually used to see if it helps other bees who struggled like me.
I had a beautiful healthy baby girl at 40 weeks 3 days named Marley Gia [Surname].
Here is the original list. I ended up divided my bags into a labour and post natal bag so i took 1 small bag in for labour and 1 small bag in for use on the post natal ward.
I gave birth in a public hospital in Australia and spent about 30 hours in hospital total (i went to the hospital at 9cm dialted and had her 1.5 hours after arriving).
EVERYTHING I USED IS HIGHLIGHTED IN BOLD.
For myself for labour
1 x big cheap tshirt for labour.
1 x swim top for use in bath (trying for water birth)
1 x water thermometer to keep water temperature constant
1 x water bottle (can refill in hospital)
1 x slippers for hospital
Hair clip, headband, hair tie
Camera, Go Pro
For myself for postnatal ward
1 x dressing gown
2 x dark pair of loose black pants
2 x tops with easy breastfeeding access
2 x maternity bras (only used 1)
1 x cheap 6 pack loose cotton highwaisted undies (only used 3)
2 x socks
1 x dress to wear home (current size)
1 x flip flops for shower
Breast pads, nipple cream, maternity pads
1 x towel
Toiletries: Mini shampoo, conditioner, body wash, razor, contact lenses plus solution, comb, hair tie, minimal make up (only gloss and mascara), moisturiser, deoderant, lip balm
Others: Plastic bags for dirty clothes, Money in coin purse
Preferred bath oil for baby
3 x button up suits (only used 1)
3 x singlets (only used 1)
2 x hats (only used 1)
2 x socks
2 x wraps
To grab last minute:
What i needed people to bring for me/had to buy in hospital
Snacks (Muesli Bars)
Lozenges (My throat got really really dry which i wasn’t expecting)
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