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Old Aug 3rd, 2017, 19:41 PM   1
Stellae
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Feel like I'm forgetting something in my hospital bag!


I can't shake the feeling I'm missing something hugely important! Here's what I have packed so far:


- toiletries, glasses, contact case and solution, hairbands, etc.
- warm robe
- t-shirts
- loose pajama pants
- pack of underwear a size bigger than normal (I hate the mesh ones)
- nursing bras
- slippers
- sound machine
- sleep mask
- semi-decent outfit to go home in

For my husband:
- t-shirt
- long sleeved shirt
- pajama pants
- boxers and socks
- a blanket and pillow
- snack food
- tablet
- journal

For the baby:
- 4-5 onesies and sleepers
- socks, hand mitts and hats
- 3 swaddling blankets
- car seat!


Our hospital provides diapers, wipes and recovery items for postnatal care.
If you don't pack a sound machine and sleep mask in your own bag I highly recommend them!! It makes sleeping through hospital noises and nurse visits so much easier.

See anything I've forgotten?!



 
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Old Aug 3rd, 2017, 19:51 PM   2
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Dummy/pacifier just in case
A night dress to give birth in
Phone charger (I've packed my spare one so I don't have to remember to grab the one I use)
Baby singlets
A warm blanket for going home for baby
Spare change for parking or vending machines



 
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Old Aug 3rd, 2017, 20:35 PM   3
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Dummy/pacifier just in case
A night dress to give birth in
Phone charger (I've packed my spare one so I don't have to remember to grab the one I use)
Baby singlets
A warm blanket for going home for baby
Spare change for parking or vending machines
Phone charger and blanket are good calls! Our hospital provides pacifiers and has a pretty awesome food menu so I get to skip those (the one upside of having expensive as hell healthcare in the USA. Hospitals are for-profit businesses, so lots have hotel-like amenities).



 
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Old Aug 4th, 2017, 03:41 AM   4
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I forgot to pack a towel so ended up using the hospitals horrible scratchy ones for my first pp bath and it was sore!
Bibs/muslins for spit ups is all I really think I would add to your list. X



 
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Old Aug 4th, 2017, 11:40 AM   5
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I forgot to pack a towel so ended up using the hospitals horrible scratchy ones for my first pp bath and it was sore!
Bibs/muslins for spit ups is all I really think I would add to your list. X
Those are provided too!

So now I'm curious... what do hospitals in Austrailia / UK / Ireland provide or not provide in labor and delivery?

Here's a pic of the labor and delivery rooms @ my hospital, plus a picture of one of the atriums L&D overlooks...





 
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Old Aug 4th, 2017, 14:16 PM   6
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OMG it looks like a hotel! I am in the UK and had my first in hospital. You pretty much have to Bring everything yourself including nappies. They will give you a gown if you ask but I laboured in a pool so wore a bikini. Not sure if you have to bring your own formula as i breastfed. It was nice bringing my own toiletries and things from home though :-)



 
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Old Aug 4th, 2017, 14:54 PM   7
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Does your hospital provide large pads? I remember a lot of leakage the first time around and those were essential.



 
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Old Aug 4th, 2017, 16:32 PM   8
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OMG it looks like a hotel! I am in the UK and had my first in hospital. You pretty much have to Bring everything yourself including nappies. They will give you a gown if you ask but I laboured in a pool so wore a bikini. Not sure if you have to bring your own formula as i breastfed. It was nice bringing my own toiletries and things from home though :-)
It's a pretty fancy hospital! But six weeks later my work will expect to see me back !



 
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Old Aug 4th, 2017, 16:54 PM   9
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Maybe a book, iPad, or laptop incase you are in labor for a long time. I know with DS it took over 28 hours from start to finish.



 
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Old Aug 4th, 2017, 20:50 PM   10
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OP, your hospital looks similar to mine! People who visited us commented that it was like a resort. It's like you said: one of the upsides to super expensive healthcare lol. We've been paying bills like crazy for prenatal care but we get a lovely room and 3 meals a day for hubby and I lol!!

Anyway, you sound like you are waaaayyy more prepared than I am, so I am glad I read your list!! I almost forgot that I needed an outfit to go home in haha.

Maybe a camera charger if you plan on taking photos with one?

And chapstick for dry lips during labor? Do you have a little handheld massager for hubby to use on your back?



 
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