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Old Nov 17th, 2017, 13:47 PM   31
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What are you all buying or do you recommend for your bags? I was thinking of getting some nightgowns and a new robe but I donít want to stain new stuff? And a weird question- when in labor, what do you wear? If you want skin to skin immediately, seems a sports bra or nighty would get in the way? The logistics keep me up at night!



 
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Old Nov 17th, 2017, 17:06 PM   32
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Talia- it's for a c-section. I had an induction with my DD and unfortunately didn't go too well and their thinking this boy of mine is going to be big, he's on 85-90th percentile at the minute

Wish to be- I took in a nightgown to labour in first time round, an extra one and some pajama's. A good thing to remember is a hand held fan or spray bottle, I can still remember the heat lol but then again it was summer, could have been why. Preferably something that you can easily pull up or off for skin to skin, just something you'd be comfortable in really.



 
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Old Nov 18th, 2017, 02:37 AM   33
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What are you all buying or do you recommend for your bags? I was thinking of getting some nightgowns and a new robe but I donít want to stain new stuff? And a weird question- when in labor, what do you wear? If you want skin to skin immediately, seems a sports bra or nighty would get in the way? The logistics keep me up at night!
Wish, other than the generic items like washbags/toiletries etc and baby clothes..
at least 2/3 packs of maternity towels, I bled through mine so quick! Depends how long you are likely to be in after.

Couple of crappy nightshirts, button front so you can feed but they will likely get messy/bloody so don't bother with anything nice! I just chucked mine after. Really don't buy anything decent for hospital! I also had a light robe but the wards are so so hot you only want a light one and I didn't really use mine much.

Couple of t shirts/tracksuit bottom type things if you feel like getting dressed at all. Just lose and comfy.

A good few pairs of big comfy pants, you want something big to hold the pads in and again ones that you can chuck if they get blood on.

I (almost) gave birth in a long scoop neck vest top, would have been perfect for skin to skin as you can just pull top bit down. I think most people end up naked by the end as it's so hot and sweaty! But vest tops are a good shout. Again buy a couple of cheap crappy ones as they will get ruined. I ended up in a section so was in a hospital gown at the last minute but I still managed to get blood on most of the other stuff I brought with me...

There is a great thread somewhere else with what to pack in hospital bags, can't remember where but could be in labour and birth.

If you are expecting a straightforward birth then you just pack for a couple of days. I would also pack a second bag and leave it in the car/at home with stuff in case you need to stay a few more days on the ward. I ended up being in 6 days before and after and sent my husband hom for clothes and he came back with a pair of skinny jeans 🙄

Other than that the generic things like snacks/lucozade/lip balm etc! X



 
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Old Nov 18th, 2017, 03:46 AM   34
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I probably won't pack until I go into labour this time.



 
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