(Closed) Things YOU will need the days after birth

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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Post # 138
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2005

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@babylo0n:  I did, and loved it.  We rented a birthing tub from our midwife’s assistant, and our baby was born right in our bedroom.  Very peaceful and pleasant, and everything I wanted our baby’s first moments with us to be.  I also appreciated that we had complete control of the post-partum procedures that were done, and were not beholden to “hospital policy.”

To add to the list – sitz bath herbs.  I only had one little internal tear, but there’s also a lot of stretching and general tenderness.  My nightly sitz baths for the first few days were very soothing, helped me to heal, and gave me a nice few minutes to unwind.

Also, in a little different vein, food!  I put away 3 lasagnas, 4 pizzas, and several batches of frozen soup so that we could just throw something in to heat and be ready to eat.  That was excellent, as we were both tired and on baby duty a lot of the time.

Post # 139
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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@mixtaperomance:  

Yes. If I wasn’t scared enough, this has done it.

Post # 140
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have very little to add to this incredibly comprehensive list, but one thing I did notice in the hospital and those first few days at home were boob soreness & leakage.

I picked up some loose fitting tops, button front pajamas, and a few nursing-friendly items.  I thought I would sleep in a button-front top since it would be so easy to ‘whip it out’ in the middle of the night.  Two problems though- 1.my nipples were sore so ANY fabric rubbing against them was painful.  I ended up sleeping in a sports bra until I made it out to get some sleep-nursing bras.  2.LEAKAGE!  I woke up to a soaked bed because I didn’t think about nursing pads.

Moral of my story- nursing bras & nursing pads.  Get them.

Also, I kept bottles of water all around the house, as well as a box of granola bars.  I could eat with one hand once I had her positioned while nursing.  I also ate a lot of peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, and lean pockets.  Any one-handed food is going to be really nice.

Post # 141
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012 - Chateau Briand

@shamieya glad i’m not the only one! but then again, i’m a worrier over everything 🙂

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Newbee

Good to know

Post # 143
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

bump ! Im only at 16 weeks now but this is very helpful. I want to be prepared. I feel like Im going overboard buying stuff lol

Post # 144
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Helper bee

I’m already terrified of giving birth. Thanks for making it ten times worse :/

Post # 145
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Ugh.  I know that I need to know all of these things, but like PP, I’m weirded out and scared.  Swelling in my legs?  Granny panties and pads?  Pain?  Is it too late to back out?  lol!!

Post # 146
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Bump 4r when I’m due, just 10 weeks now.

Post # 147
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Tagging so I can find this later!! Thanks!

Post # 148
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Commenting to find later. Won’t need unti Feb, but better safe than sorry. 🙂

Post # 149
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Commenting to come back to this in March 🙂 

Post # 150
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Holy moly….

Post # 151
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Not pregnant and not planning to for a long while. When I do though, I can swap eveything on this list for a stork to bring the baby right?

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