(Closed) Things YOU will need the days after birth

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 153
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The childbirth instructor recommended I hold off on buying some of this stuff.  It’s a lot of stuff to buy and since you aren’t sure if you’ll need all of it, as long as there’s a 24 hour CVS near you, you might save money by waiting a bit.  That was her advice anyway.

Post # 155
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Helper bee

clean sanitized rubber gloves (like the disposables)… fill with water and put in freezer  if you are in a ton of pain you can place it up there gently.  SO’s father is a OBGYN and this is his suggestion to women in a ton of pain. Future Sister-In-Law had to do this after birth and she said it was a life saver.

Post # 156
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Saving!

Post # 157
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

commenting to follow, thanks for the ideas 🙂

Post # 158
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Oh golly.. this was fairly terrifying but I’m sure it’ll be useful in 7 months time. Any chance the little bean might just slither out without too much fuss? 

Post # 159
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Wellington Bride:  Thanks for bumping this, ill file it under stuff ivwish I could un learn lol….200 days left til what sounds like the worst week ever! 

Post # 160
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Those ice pack menstrual pads really saved me, after five hours of pushing and a nearly 9 pound baby, and stitches that came out before they were supposed to, those pads re number one and I wished I’d gotten more from the hospital before I left.

not to be gross but is definitely say to have an enima or two just in case, I’ve NEVER been constipated until the meds they have me after childbirth and had to send my mom to Walmart at 3am to get me these.

snacks and easy to prepare meals are important so you can eat even when you are too exhausted to cook.

the doctors don’t recommend it as far as I know but a girdle did wonders for me. I had a two month old baby and a flat belly and a friend had a six month old baby and still looked pregnant. It seemed to help push everything back into place faster. 

Sitz baths were also crucial for that time as well, tucks pads and prep h didn’t do a darn thing compared to the sitz bath.

when I was discharged from the hospital they wrote me up a scrip for a ton of tucks pads but the guy who brought them to me brought a ton aid boxes, when I got home I saw they were chucks pads instead (the pads they out under you for Pap smears and what not) which ended up being really useful for the baby sponge baths and what not

Post # 161
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Yep, used everything on that list. Hurt like hell, but obviously totally worth it!

Post # 162
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Commenting to follow! Loving this advice!

Post # 163
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2002

Great list!  Brings back a lot of memories.  😉

Post # 164
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Just chiming in to say “yes” to 100% of this list!  

I will also heartily endorse the Depends Silhouettes instead of big undies/pads. They’re not that bad and are more comfortable than worrying about your pad placement for pads/big undies. 

Post # 165
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Commenting to have it in the future. 

Post # 166
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

saving

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