Even though I'm due today (aaah!) and my bags have been packed for ages - i really thought the tip of bringing spare T-Shirt for OH was agood tip as I forgot last time just what a grubby mess he was in by the end of a v long labour!
My own personal must have is my fave minieggs - i know they will help me get through it!
im having a water birth hun and have been thinking what to wear for ages. as they say a baggy tshirt is what you should pack - but in a water pool the tshirt is going to get rather in the way, clingy and cold if your there for a long time!
so i think im going with a bikini top and and take a few tshirts with me just in case. gona have a dressing gown then when i get in and out of the pool. ooh i didnt htink about extra clothes for OH- good idea. it says for them to take bathers to get in the pool- will yours be getting in with you/> i quite like the idea its just for me. lol x
I don't fancy wearing a tshirt, not only cause it'll get uncomfy/possibly cold, but what about skin-to skin afterwards? Wouldn't want to me messing around trying to get a sodden tshirt out the way I'm thinking bikini top/bra/bugger it and go nekkid Will pack something and see how I feel at the time!
I don't have an OH, so nobody will be in the pool with me I doubt I'd want someone in with me anyway. Would get in the way I think.
i FOUND THAT EVEN THOUGH I ONLY PACKED THE "ESSENTIALS" (ooops soz bout the caps there! ) i didn't need the half of it....
e.g. nappies - i had far too many with me as hospital gave me some when bub arrived
maternity pads - only used less than 1 pack
breast pads - i was milk-less til after i got home anyway
dressing gown - took up LOADS of space but didn't even see the light of day....
warm socks for labour - i didn't have time/energy to think about cold feet!!
baby toiletries - hospital supplied them when they came to do the "bathing your baby" talk
vaseline/lipbalm for labour - they gave me some in delivery suite before i had a chance to look in my bag for the one i'd packed
but everyone's different lol i guess what i'm trying to say is, just coz one person deems something/ a certain amount of something "essential" doesn't necessarily mean you will too..... so go through the lists you find and have a think if YOU reckon you'll need it....
What about some relaxation or meditation music, that you can put on your iPod to help you get through contractions! I love my rainforest nature music when I am not well or when I am trying to sleep. I close my eyes and listen to it, would be great for during contractions or even when you are trying to sleep in a noisy hospital.
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