Hospital Bag

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Today’s post is all about what I brought with me to the hospital when I gave birth to my son – both in my suitcase and all the other things I brought.

It’s tough to know what to bring when you don’t know what to expect. To help people know what to expect, I always recommend taking a hospital tour of the maternity wing. Every hospital I know of offers this. My husband and I did the tour with our hospital when I was about 7 months pregnant. We signed up through the hospital website. We arrived in a meeting room. Some labor and delivery nurses gave a short presentation and answered some questions. They handed out a packet with some information – including pre-registration paperwork. Then, they walked us around. They showed us the labor and delivery wing – we saw what a delivery room looks like, what an operating room looked like and what the nursery looked like. We then went to the Mother/Baby wing where parents and baby spend the remainder of their time at the hospital after delivery.

If your hospital offers, pre-registry, I highly recommend it. Provide them with all your contact info and insurance info so you don’t have to worry about that the day of delivery.

As far as what I brought to the hospital, I brought our infant carseat, our cord blood banking kit, a bag of goodies for the nurses and a backpack of stuff for my husband and I.

We packed everything my husband and I needed in this ebags backpack that I love! It has so many great pocket and helps keep things so organized. In our backpack we packed

For both of us-

  • Toiletries – toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo/conditioner, body/face wash, brush, towel
  • Phone chargers
  • Magazines

For Baby-
Hospital provides everything for baby as far as diapers, wipes, swaddles, onsie so we only
Going home outfit – I brought a selection of sizes since I was unsure size of baby

For husband-

  • A couple t-shirts, workout shorts, socks, underwear

For Me-

  • 2 nursing bras
  • maternity pajama bottoms and top
  • sandles
  • slip on Toms shoes
  • robe
  • couple pairs of underwear ( never wore them because I wore mesh panties or always underwear)
  • A pack of Always disposable underwear
  • Stool softeners
  • Benifiber packets

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