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Old Feb 27th, 2009, 07:39 AM   41
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Silly question alert...

Do you just wear pjs in hospital??? I was only planning on taking one outfit for going hom and slumming in my fetching maternity nighties...

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Old Feb 27th, 2009, 07:42 AM   42
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yeh just pj's and nighties im not even taking what im wearing home im gna get my oh to bring it (more room in the bag then lol)

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Old Feb 27th, 2009, 13:06 PM   43
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im going to be keeping some spare nappies, cotton wool balls and maternity pads in boot of car aswell

Will also be packing some wet wipes to 'freshen up' if i feel the need!!!

Thanks for this list its fab xxxx

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Old Mar 2nd, 2009, 09:07 AM   44
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Not sure if its already been mentioned but I would pack some normal night time sanitary towels aswell as I found maternity pads absolutely awful. So much spillage, very embarrassing and I had very light bleeding.

Old Mar 5th, 2009, 21:36 PM   45
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I think I'll pack a breastfeeding pillow too.

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Old Mar 8th, 2009, 09:32 AM   46
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Also - in case you end up with a section (I never thought I would have one in a million years) pack big pants i.e the kind that come up to ur belly button

Old Mar 8th, 2009, 22:14 PM   47
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I know it sounds silly but you know how certain smells relax you? I don't like lavendar which is a popular one. The smell that relaxes me is the detergent I wash my clothes in!! LOL it's called apple mango tango by Gain. I'm seriously planning on dipping a wash cloth or something in it and putting it in a plastic bag to take along. LOL

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Old Mar 9th, 2009, 13:40 PM   48
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Great post guys! There are so many things that I wouldn't have packed!!!

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Old Mar 12th, 2009, 19:53 PM   49
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Great thread ladies, much appreciated

Well I like to be prepared so have come up with this, I think it's bear essentials for a waterbirth and going home asap:

Bag 1

maternity notes
light robe and slippers
bikini top and 2x big knickers
hand fan
bath pillow
2 small towels
carrier bags
snacks and drinks
birth ball and pump
(then hubby would take all that home except for camera, robe and slippers and come back with the car seat)

Bag 2

2 x nighty
maternity pads
4 pairs big knickers
clothing for home
wet wipes
2 small towels
breast pads
carrier bags
anti bac wipes
snacks and drinks
hand gel

Bag 3

nappies / bags
cotton wool
2 babygros (1 first size / 1 0-3)
2 vests (1 first size /1 0-3)
scratch mits
warm hat
going home outfit

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Old Mar 15th, 2009, 04:53 AM   50
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I know it's way to early to plan for this as i'm only in my first trimester, but from the looks of things i'm going to have to start packing already!

i'm glad i've found this forum though. looks like there's ALOT of support here.

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