10 Things To Pack in Your Hospital Bag

10 Things To Pack in Your Hospital Bag

I am done having babies.

(I think.)

I will (probably) never again feel the familiar wave of nausea roll over me and see the bright blue lines appear on a positive pregnancy test.

I will (most likely) not be found shopping for bottles or pacifiers or infant car seats to be used by my own precious offspring.

And, I’m (pretty) confident that I will never again make a hospital checklist.

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So, as a former member of the expectant-mother-club, I consider it my duty to impart my knowledge onto the new breed of yet-to-be mothers. Here’s what I wish I’d taken to the hospital, but wasn’t smart enough to…

1.  Shampoo, conditioner and body wash. The first shower you take after you give birth will be the best shower of your life and the hospital products suck.

2. A roll of good quality toilet paper or wipes. That first pee after giving birth is brutal. Hospital grade toilet paper feels like sandpaper and you don’t need that rubbing against your bruised lady parts. Trust me.

3. Makeup. I know, I know. You just pushed a human being out of your vagina — who cares how you look in pictures with your newborn? You will. For the rest of your life.

4. Cellphone (obviously,) but don’t forget the charger. Between taking pictures, tweeting, Facebooking, calling, texting and e-mailing, you’ll blow through that battery in no time.

5.  An extra bag. You’ll be sent home with diapers, wipes, formula, and more. It’s like a new mother’s Halloween! Make sure you can schlep all of your loot or you’ll be kicking yourself the next week at Babies”R”Us. That crap is expensive.

6. Preparation H. It will be your new best friend.

7.  Food. You’re going to be starving and hospital food is revolting. Stock your fridge with all the stuff you haven’t been able to eat in 9 months. And, make sure to lock it from your husband. He’s eaten enough.

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8.  Extra strength maxi pads. The ones at the hospital haven’t changed in a century. Seriously, they practically have belts. A box of extra strength Always will be one of the best investments you make.

9. Maternity yoga pants. It’s total bullshit, but you will leave the hospital looking as pregnant as you went in. It’s tragic, but true.

10. A Blindfold. (For yourself.) Girlfriend, you are going to look like hell. Best not to see it.

About the writer


What started as an innocent on-line baby book to chronicle Jill Smokler’s stay-at-home days with her children, quickly transformed into a vibrant community of parents, brought together by a common theme: Parenting doesn’t have to be perfect. Welcome to Scary Mommy!


Cassandra 8 months ago

Most of the things they tell you that you “need” to pack in a labor bag are just frivolous. My bag wasn’t packed until the night I actually went into labor, and that was fine. It was a no brainer to bring an extra set of clothes, my purse, medical records, clothes for baby and.. Well, a few other things I can’t remember. There really wasn’t that much I needed. I could skip the shampoo, toilet paper, ect because that was all in the hospital and I couldn’t care less. Just getting in the shower (which I actually didn’t do until I went home) felt amazing.

Makeup? Forget it. I don’t have time for that on a regular basis, and I certainly didn’t care about it when I was in labor, or even after. No matter how much makeup you wear, you’re still going to look exhausted and feel like crap. Like, you know, every other woman who’s just pushed a baby out of her vagina and gotten no sleep for over a day. I never expected to look like Kim Kardashian after birth with the paparazzi swarming me, so I never even thought about makeup.

Extra bag, cell phone, maternity clothes and maxi pads? Check. I had no idea about the amount of after birth fluids that would come out. Now, I know better. Also, you leave still looking pregnant. Was totally devastated at first; now I know better, once again.

Food? Not necessary unless you really have a craving. I actually found most of the hospital food to be quite good, and as an added bonus, I didn’t have to make it, clean it up, and it got delivered whenever I wanted!

Scott 1 year ago

Great list Jill! You always tell it like it is. Also, don’t forget to have a life insurance policy somewhere for you and your husband/partner. You may not need to pack it in the hospital bag but it should be something that is packed in a safe place somewhere just like the Preparation H!

Lauren J 1 year ago

Number 2 and 7 are SO true! I always packed Charmin wet wipes in my toiletry bag, and a soft washcloth for that purpose alone. And the food is currently being squirreled away so that my spouse (and kids) can’t get to it. I deserve my own box of Hostess cupcakes, dammit!

Jen 2 years ago

FOR SURE toilet paper from home (that was my lightbulb moment when my water broke and I hadn’t packed my bag yet (35 weeks) and now I tell everyone!!

Baby book so they can put hand and foot prints in for you.

MP3 player with soothing music so you can actually sleep at night.

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Maria 2 years ago

Oh man, I wish I had had this list! Our hypno-birthing coach (don’t ask!) told us to bring (brace yourself) incense, candles and coloured scarves to put over the lightbulbs … since hospital rooms can be so clinical.

Like I cared!! I had a home birth (not by choice, we had to apologize to all the neighbors the next morning), but I might as well have been on Mars or in the middle of the Grand Canyon. By the time things got serious, I couldn’t care less about romantic lighting and the person who would have put on some incense would have had a serious problem!

What did help was something firm around my belly after the birth (I had special wrap for it). Not everyone has this problem, but after the birth I felt like I couldn’t catch my breath, since my diaphragm was a little sloppy. The wrap helped me out for a few days. And no, it doesn’t make you look less pregnant after the birth (which was why I bought it).

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Patent Attorney 2 years ago

Excellent tips, and that baby is absolutely adorable!

Melissa 2 years ago

Just wanted to say thanks for the laughs and for the tips! I’m due in late May and still trying to come to terms with the fact that I might be pushing something giant out of a 10cm space.


motherhero 2 years ago

Sanitary napkins don’t hold nearly enough. You’ll need depends for a few days – youwill not want to keep underwear after it’s been through that.

melissa 2 years ago

Extra ponytail holders/hairbands. I couldn’t decide which feeling was more horrible: hair down or hair up, so I kept ripping them out and losing them.

Alma 2 years ago

It depends on the hospital. My hospital is children hospital, friend of children(carries such a name). After giving birth, I was placed in a room from which the next 3 days I could not get out. The child has been with me all the time. There were two moms in the room. They assume that you already know everything (breast feeding, changing …). Bad food, no bedding … And not to forget, the new maternity hospital.
No television, radio, the Internet …
In the room you will find a bed (with part of the bedding), cupboard, toilet with one roll of toilet paper.
What a joy!

kat 2 years ago

Sounds good thank you :)

Janina Staci Belikov 2 years ago

I went to Washington Hospital in Washington, PA. Everything there was amazing. They had extremely good toilet paper, wonderful food, amazing pads, and everything! But, the only bad part is the nurse that was supposed to watch me didn't and I was still numb from the epidural and ended up falling in the bathroom a good 6 times before deciding to crawl out to my room. That was two years ago, on November 8th.

Sam Leyva 2 years ago

After my vaginal birth I had to use a squirt bottle to avoid risk of infection from being cut, so No on TP, waste of space. Also makeup and a blind fold? This list isn't very good at all….

Anne Moon 2 years ago

I packed nightdresses with all of mine, and didn't touch them. I didn't want to stain them, when I could just wear the hospital ones and not worry! But I DID want my bathrobe, and a cardigan or jacket. The AC was always cranked too high, even in August.

Katherine Jassi 2 years ago

Sally Anderson Lol i'm 33 weeks now hun, it's another boy!!!!! Lol not long to go now!!! I'm fully equipped for a VBAC….as long as the little monkey behaves himself ;)!

Sally Anderson 2 years ago

Oh my god kat, i really need to get on facebook more regular, congratulations on ur news of ur 2nd little 1,any ideas boy or girl? Any names yet? Take care XX

Lisa Brian 3 years ago

Lol trust you. xx

Katherine Jassi 3 years ago

I'm sorted then, I have everything mentioned above packed and ready!!!! Even lolly pops and chewing gum in case of gas n air all the way down to compfy socks!…..and I'm only 27 weeks, oh well no harm in being prepared hey!

Lorna Oneill 3 years ago


new-mom2-be 3 years ago

I’m due Feb 2014 and am really glad for this list…am in Jamaica, not sure how hospitals are but just in case they are not so nice… Am taking everything for myself… Thanks to all the moms who left a great post!

Luis 3 years ago

I’ve never heard anyone mention some DVDs. I had a season of Seinfeld on me and it helped cuz I went into labor around 10pm and was awake until 2am or something like that. What can keep you amused better than that?

Annie 3 years ago

A Gorgeous Hospital Gown is another must for any hospital visit too. Who wants to wear a gown someone else has used, or died in? Anything you can wear to make yourself feel just that little bit better, or indeed look a tinsy bit more normal and less institutionalized is a must.

Rachel 3 years ago

This list is soooooo helpful! I am a first time mommy due in Oct and I was definitely taking notes. I really appreciate all of the suggestions. This will help me so much when it comes time to pack my hospital bag.

Ashley 3 years ago

Oh! and if your hospital allows it a blow up mattress for your husband or whoever else will be there with you! They told us this on our tour of the hospital and it was such a good idea. the postpartum rooms only had benches with cushions on them built into the wall and the nurses said it was fine to bring a mattress as long as they can still get around and take care of you.

Ashley 3 years ago

Take several pairs of everything! I think I took 4 shirts and 4 pants just in case. And thank god I did because I ended up having a c-section and only 1 pair of my pants fit because I had swollen up so much, and it was all in my thighs!

Kim 3 years ago

I am just saying, that when i had my son 4 years ago you couldnt shower until the day before you left.. NO NEED to bring yoga pants i fit back into my regular pants like a charm. It all depends how your body reacts to giving birth.. And they do NOT allow you to bring food here either.. only order food when you want from the hospital or elswhere .. dont forget tooth brush and deoderant .. You wont be wiping your self no need for the toilet paper either.. you cant wipe.. atleast you wont want too.. invest in water bottles and the patting technique.. ..

lindsey 3 years ago

Omygosh Thank you for this!! First time mom and I would of been MISERABLE if I hadn’t of read this. Wouldn’t of thought of half of this stuff. Seriously Thank you. You are friggin AWSOME.

joyfulT 3 years ago

If you have a food allergy or Celiac Disease, make sure you bring food! Seriously, the hospital was not prepared to deal with a hungry Celiac mama. All they had that I could eat was instant chicken broth, jello, and some other nasty thing I don’t remember. With this pregnancy, I’m bringing my own food!

momtobe 3 years ago

Hi there.
Great comments. Anyone in india…i cld use some indian tips as well.

Shantel 3 years ago

I’m not sure if it’s just our hospital but they have a real chef. Their food is actually really good and they always have canned drinks or OJ. The only think I can not stand is the platic wrap they use on EVERYTHING. The pads they gave me I didn’t mind and was awesome because I used them for my c-section draining too.I took just about anything. I’ve been in and out of the hospital from asthma my whole life so the pillows I don’t mind even when I wanted a few more I’d just ask. My hospital also has a place you can call and they’ll bring you up a basket full of goodies with food, cross puzzles, notebooks, colors, pencils, oxygen safe chapstick (Burts Bees or Vaseline.) blankets, teddy bear lol if you want one. They are really awesome.

Bring sock (floors are so freaking cold!)
shampoo and conditioner(They only provide baby shampoo)
brush (they only provide a comb)
chargers for all
snacks for your SO
Pillow and blanket for SO(mine had to deal with hospital ones which he wasn’t use to like me)
your own paci’s(my son was so attached to his first paci I had to go back to the hospital and they were nice enough to give me more)
babies first outfit and going home outfit
baby lotion
If you have another children bring something for them to do
baby blanket

nichole 3 years ago

some advice for the bathroom stuff (shampoo, bodywash and such). for my first baby, i went about a month in advance, and bought all of the stuff i used at home, in travel size bottles. i also got a cheepie toothbrust, a cheepie hair brush that was like waht i used at home, deoderant, and all that sort of hygine and shower stuff. i even packed the same way for my hubby, that way if he was there for a long time, and wished to freshen up, he had his stuff too. i had it already packed in something my ob had given me at one of my visits. i figured with my travel stuff, 1, if it got lost there for some reason (fell in with trash or towels and was taken away or such) it wasnt a big deal being a tiny 1dollar bottle. and 2, no need to unpack once home. i left it all packed up, and then when i made a trip to my familys house for a few days, it was one less thing i had to pack, now that i had all sorts of new things to have to pack for baby.

jackie 3 years ago

that was so dumb

Chelsea 3 years ago

My GOD. I have been fearing giving birth since I learned the stork didn’t exist. Now I don’t think I will be as disappointed as originally thought if and when my doctor tells me I won’t be able to bear children. I will just take a five year old… you can all do the rest. Must be potty-trained!

You all sound like amazing, wonderful mothers.

Rose 3 years ago

I really liked the mesh underwear..

jamey 3 years ago

Do NOT under any circumstances bring the pads with any “dry weave” type covering! They will become stuck to your episiotomy site and pull on the sutures. You do not know pain until you try to take out your own stitches by pulling down your pants to pee!

shama-mama 3 years ago

my nurses would open up baby diapers and insert ice to make themnto ice packs and give them to me instead of pads. that is the best, i kept that up at home to!

    Chelsea 3 years ago

    I am 20… was in the hospital two years ago in the pediatric ward (NOT for pregnancy lol) and the nurses did that when I had headaches or other pain. It smelled really good! I have no need to buy diapers, but when I do….ICE PACKS!

Janeen 4 years ago

Two of those I don’t agree with. One, the food. My hospital had AWESOME food. I ordered as soon as I could because I was living with a friend at the time (long story but to sum, I got pregnant in Korea and returned to the US at 30 weeks to have baby leaving my husband and older daughter until they returned 5 months later) and she had a gluten free household because she and her daughter both had celiac disease. The hospital served the maternity ward at just about any time day or night with just a few hours where they didn’t serve food (so I could order something at 3 in the morning if I happened to be up nursing an infant). The best part was the celebration meal which included some massive yummies like steak or chicken cordon blue that you could get for this one meal for you and your partner (or my friend who was able to get a gluten free meal). I ate there as much as I possibly could the entire time I was there! lol

The pads they had I didn’t think were bad either, they actually had something on the top that when you bent it, made it cold and the cold part went against your sore bits. Not the most absorbent stuff and it felt weird to sit on but it was nice having something cold on the sore bits.

Had to have my computer though, that was a must though the plan to have it set to Skype with my husband during the delivery totally fell through. I called him from my tracfone after the baby was born. Oops. Things kind of went fast after I got there and letting him see the fun just wasn’t on my mind! Dude TOTALLY got off easy.

MelissaC 4 years ago

Uh, the number one thing on MY list would be a refrigerated giant Costco-size tub of Preparation H wipes. SOOOO GOOOOOOD I used LOTS of them, and would tuck them in the pads inbetween times.

BA 5 years ago

I just had my first little one 12 weeks ago… these are a few things I am VERY glad I had with me:
1) Instead of toilet paper I brought those wet wipes (easier to dab your lady parts with)
2) A hand held back messager (before, during and after the baby your man BETTER rub anything you ask him to!)
3) Gum or mints, I was throwing up, and they don’t let you get up to brush your teeth each time.

Kelly 5 years ago

1. Your spare vagina, 2. That thing Tommy Lee Jones has in Men in Black, that erases memories, 3. Oh & some flavored lube. My D-Ass-H was so damn horny in there! I guess all the freakin’ nurses coming in and out all day. By my 3rd – his 4th, we were looking at it as a vacation from the kids at home. Good Times.

& For reals…when you think you want to go Natural with no drugs, sign that little paper they recommend just in case you change your mind. With the 1st, after about 7 hours of labor, I was like…”That Fucking Baby Story show is a Crock!” Get me an Anesthesiologist right fucking now!

& Best Wishes!

Lexi 5 years ago

Great list! The toilet paper is a fantastic idea. OMG that hospital toilet paper ought to be reserved for people in prison and hell! I would add on that socks, thick warm socks are a must have. I didn’t bring any with my first son and my feet were constantly cold and so dry, cracked and peely by the time I headed home.

Warm clothes for baby, even if it’s summer, just in case. It was cold in my hospital and even though it was the middle of July (normally 80-100 in our town) we took our son home during a cold rain storm. It also didn’t occur to me to bring more than one outfit for him. I had to send hubby home the first night for jammies and more clothes to finish off our 2 1/2 day stay.

Emily 5 years ago

I don’t know if this has already been said (too many posts to scroll through!) but don’t forget your camera!!!

Not Supermom 5 years ago

Chapstick. For God’s sake, chapstick.

Also, if you’re lucky like me, and have an allergy to every pain med under the sun, pack your ass some Benadryl, so you don’t scratch your eyes out.

Marci 5 years ago

A black robe. Those nurses make you get out of bed and take care of the baby (seriously!). It’s nice to cover your granny panty-covered butt as you’re shuffling around the room. And black because of all the scary stuff that escapes your body as you sit in that bed with that robe on.

Erin I’m Gonna Kill Him 5 years ago

I can’t think of anything else, but somehow G managed to grab a full footed pajama set when I told him to get a ‘onsie.’ This was on our third kid.

asweeten88 5 years ago

With my first daughter I absolutly had to have my own pillow, blanket,portable dvd player because the tv was just to far away and i felt that to be unacceptable for scrubs viewing.I also had to bring my own GIANT water bottle for fruit punch, which i demanded ,or i would banish you from my room. (I was a slightly evil delivering mom) I also had to have a pre game pep talk with those around me about not being nancies and getting their feelings hurt. If i happen to scream at you dont be a nancy and give your feelings hurt, im only coping with the loss of my beautiful vagina, looking at my ravenged pre and post delivery body,i havent eaten in hours and 14.5 million people are touching me,while im also having every bit of privacy stripped away becuase everyone has seen me in all my pregnant glory. I think these are all very important things.

Humanmama 5 years ago

um–Colace, or a different stool softener? No one tells you about the secret “second baby”–the first poo. Of course, I had two c-sections, they might make it worse than vag-labor. But I doubt it.

shannon 5 years ago

Your backbone. Best advice my pre-natal coach gave me. The nurses and doctors are going to do what’s easiest for them unless you tell them otherwise. Have a plan and stick to it and don’t be afraid to be a jerk about it. Try to be nice first – but when you’re in unmedicated back labour and the doctor is checking your cervix and your husband is rubbing your back and one nurse is rubbing your arm saying “you’re doing great” and the other nurse is putting another warm blanket on you – it’s OK to scream at the top of your lungs “Would everybody please just get the F— off of me!!!”

Ukmommy 5 years ago

All our treatment is on the NHS so you get the bare minimum here! You have to bring all your own clothes, nappies, night gown etc. I had no ante-natal classes, I figured he got in there through some heavy breathing, he’ll damn well come out the same way weather I breathe in a certain way or not! Women in coma’s have baby’s so I’m sure it would happen with or without the huffing and puffing! my stay in hospital was short, arrived at 9.30 pm, delivered at 12.34 am and home by 9 am! Told you it was the bare minimum!

Brittany {Mommy Words} 5 years ago

I had to have my technology lady. My laptop, my blackberry, my ipod and all that crap. If my darling hubs lets me have another after losing our last pregnancy they will need extra outlets for all the things I will have to plug in for my 2 night stay WITHOUT kids. It is heaven in many ways…all that time with just a newborn.

Julie F. 5 years ago

You definitely need to bring one or two pillows from home. Make sure that you don’t have white pillow cases on them or the hospital may mistake them for their own. Socks and slippers are another must. When you get up to walk the hallways you don’t want to be barefoot.

*If you have a c-section, make sure you ask your doctor to prescribe gas pills for EVERY time you eat. I skipped the pills at one meal because the nurse forgot them and the pains were worse than the incision from my c-section. Gas pains after a c-section are not normal gas pains, they are excrutiatingly painful!

Odd Dad 5 years ago

How about music? My wife had a favorite song to listen to when she was in labor. It’s “I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker” by Sandi Thom. It helped her get through the contractions if she could scream along with the tune. For our first child she was in labor for 52 hours! Every time that song comes on the iPod, I have fond memories of my wife doing step aerobics whilst huffing and puffing, trying to get that kid to come out.

I was born too late / to a world that doesn’t care. / I wish I was a punk rocker / with flowers in my hair!

TheActorsWife 5 years ago

Hair ties, bands, barrettes; anything to keep your hair out of your face. Even with my pixie cut at the time, I was happy to pin those few sweaty strands away from my forehead.

T 5 years ago

Oh and if you are not planning on breastfeeding. Bring a tight bra and some cabbage leaves. It will help!!

Mer 5 years ago

For those mom’s who are scheduling a c-section:
Pillows. With old pillowcases on them because they’re gonna wind up with blood/bodily fluids on them.

You should also leave home with warning of ‘The Splat’. I’m not sure if vaginal birth mothers have this or not. Just know that if you have a c-section, that first time you stand up is horrifying and no one warned me!

    firedrop 5 years ago

    OMG! That was so me! The nurse was even holding my arm and never warned me! I thought all of my insides fell out!

Jenn 5 years ago

I second your own pjs. I didn’t take any and felt frumpy the whole time. My cousin had a baby 2 months later and I was so jealous of how put together she was just bc she wasnt in a gown :(

Cassandra 5 years ago

You own night gown, no reason to walk around in the hospital gowns if you have to stay.

Mommyfriend 5 years ago

A good nursing bra or regular bra, just something comfy. Your boobs are going to look like missiles and hurt like hell. Protect them.

heather clark 5 years ago

definately a blanket. and SOCKS. so your feet don’t freeze. and, if you’re going to have an epidural, go to a thrift store and get a walker to make it easier to go to the toilet by yourself. just to get on & off the pot. you can get one for $5 or so. just lysol the hell out of it. after my surgery (i had epidural) it was 3 days before i got all the feeling back in my right leg.

Kelsey 5 years ago

So I think you all have succeeded in being some of the best birth control ever…looks like my baby fever just broke! Yowza, I think I will wait until we invent a new method of birthing. Incubators, anyone? :)

Pam @ You Are Kidding Me! 5 years ago

Absolutely, without a doubt, no woman should leave home without a fully detailed birthing plan and elaborate notes reminding one how to breathe through the labor so that drugs can be avoided. Okay, now that I’ve just peed myself from laughing so hard at the ridiculousness of the above must haves, my necessity was a blanket from home. In addition, the epidural was better than chocolate chip cookies and milk and I didn’t remember jacksh&! about how to breathe, so I opted for crying. Loudly. And a lot.

    Emily 5 years ago

    AMEN to that!! Before I got my epidural, my husband was trying to “help” me by reminding me how to breathe properly. At that point, I was just trying to remember how to breathe, period. The crying and shaking were taking over and I was holding my breath.

Heather 5 years ago

Great list! I would add a nursing bra and those bra pads to keep your milk from spraying everywhere. When your milk comes in, it #^^%%^^ hurts! And you have no control over when it starts or stops. Beware!

Summer 5 years ago

Cozy socks a must!

Melissa 5 years ago

Your list is awesome! I had two and with the first one, I stayed in my gown the whole time, tired, no makeup and could care less about showering, etc. Of course, that was the one that 400 million people came to visit me during. My second child, five years later, was a different hospital experience. I spent the whole time after in my own pjs, freshly showered with makeup done and feeling great and up for visits. It sounds strange, but the items that made the most impact on me were for the baby. The first time around my daughter stayed in hospital clothes and blankets until going home. When my son was born years later, I brought several blankets and tiny sleeper outfits–it was so nice to cuddle him in the super soft clothing and familiar blankets and made it seem like he was already home. Plus anytime they had to take him to the nursery to run a test, etc, I could easily spot him right away through the window with his distinctive blanket and clothes.

    Rachel 3 years ago

    The hospital I had my second in wouldn’t allow any clothes or blankets but the hospital issue for the babies. They said it was for security reasons. Getting in and out of the labor and delivery floor is like trying to get into Fort Knox!

Jessie 5 years ago

pillows and a blanket from home were both musts for us…

Cheryl M. 5 years ago

Something to read! I was exhausted after giving birth, but the next two nights were insomnia city what with all the nursing and new baby excitement. Make sure you have something with you to keep yourself from going batty!

Amy 5 years ago

I took along a pair of ear plugs. My hubby (Mr. Snores-a-lot) was sleeping in the room with me, and with all the usual hospital noise, I didn’t want to be disturbed. The earplugs blocked out any unwanted noise and I was able to zonk out.

    Odd Dad 5 years ago

    Your husband got to sleep? My wife wouldn’t let me sleep! I got to do the crossword puzzle with her. There was no sleeping! I still haven’t recovered from those three days without sleep! And my first child is five now!

Suzanne 5 years ago

I loved the pads my hospital had, you snapped and shook them and they were cold! Sounds crazy, but it felt so much better – sitting was tolerable again :-) Good thing since it felt like all I did the first few weeks was sit and nurse!

The only think I would add is to bring since slippers or flip flops and when you go home have a good bit saved up on your DVR and let your mind rot a little while you nurse. In my daughter’s first month I watched the entire Gilmore Series :-)

    Niki 5 years ago

    So true, flip flops for the shower are important!

    I spent hours watching DVR’d episodes of What Would You Do? all of those nights up nursing.

      Kate Ritchie 5 years ago

      With my first I watched the whole season of LOST. I’m still disappointed how it ended. The show, not my son.

From Belgium 5 years ago

Your own pillow, those hospitalpillows are muchosucko

Paula @ thewilyweez 5 years ago

I would skip the pads and opt for Depends…it just seems easier! :)

blah 5 years ago

I abso-frickin-lutely loved the mesh underpants…..once I was told what they were by my doctor the day after my first birth. She came in to check on my c-section scar and asked me to stand up. No one (or any book for that matter) informed me that I didn’t have to hold that pad between my legs by sheer will. After the epiphany of the mesh underpants nothing seemed to bug me.
The drugs sure helped too.

    shannon 5 years ago

    I second that. Try to grab a couple of extra for home too. Better to soil the mesh ones than your own.


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