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Blackforestdonuts Tue 19-Mar-13 10:03:22

Planned c section coming up on Monday for me. What were ou really pleased you packed (or wish you had!) in your hospital bag?


Beatrixpotty Tue 19-Mar-13 10:30:58

Just had 3rd section a week ago.Stayed in 3 nights.Glad I took;2 packets Boots maternity pads(used 2 at a time for 3-4 nights so get used quickly).Iphone & charger.Flipflops.Dressing gown.Nightie for 1st night when catheter is in.Comfy pjs with vest top for next couple of days.Magazines;was 3rd on list so did not go to theatre until 11.30.Nice soft blanket for baby.Big packet of figs to help get things going afterwards..
And of course all the baby clothes/wipes/nappies/,sponge bag etc..

mummytopoppy1 Tue 19-Mar-13 15:40:40

I ended up staying a few days longer than anticipated while I tried to establish breast feeding, so I'm glad I took extra vests/sleepsuits for DD. I was also very glad to have a button down shirt/nightie that I wore for 1st night. It helped a) because a catheter was in and b) it's easy to have buttons for breast feeding. Lots of maternity pads, high sugar foods for your birthing partner, face wipes to keep yourself fresh.

stargirl1701 Tue 19-Mar-13 15:43:11

I had a vb in Sep last year and made these notes afterwards:

Hospital bag (after labour)

Nightgowns (front opening)
Nursing bras
Tena Lady pants
Maternity pads
Breast pads - normal & hydrogel
Breast shells
Compresses (MAM & Lansinoh)
Aloe Vera Durex Lube
Lansinoh cream
Lansinoh latch assist
Moist toilet tissue
Sanitary bags
Anusol HC
Flip flops
Toilet bag
Phone & charger
Ecover hand wash & hand cream

Hospital bag (labour)
Cold compress
Swim suit top
Misting spray
Birth ball
iPod & docking station

Hospital bag (baby)
Shawl & blanket
Hat & Cardigan

sunnysunnyshine Wed 20-Mar-13 21:43:30

Just bumping to see if anyone else has anything to add please - I have a cs in a couple of wks and need to start getting organised too...

LadyMetroland Wed 20-Mar-13 21:52:21

Multipack of black cotton granny pants from Tesco.

C-sections scar will be painful so those papery disposable ones won't do. You need nice high waisted granny ones. I bought size 18 and I'm a size 10.

Nice food for nighttime. You won't eat before the cs, obviously, then the first few hours after you won't feel like it. Munchies tend to hit later, after food has stopped being served.

Dressing gown, for shuffling to the toilet in once your catheter has been removed

sunnysunnyshine Fri 22-Mar-13 20:49:19

Ha I've been wearing the granny pants for the last few weeks - sooo comfy!

Oh yes, didn't think about food. What sort of things did you feel like post op?

OP are you feeling organised?

MortifiedAdams Fri 22-Mar-13 20:52:45

Deck.of cards - long labour
Toothbrush and paste- DH very tired bless his effing cottons and guzzling coffee and his breath made me want to vom
Phone charger

MyDarlingClementine Sat 23-Mar-13 00:06:28

sryup of figs worked much more effectively for me than the dried fruit,

this cot has been best baby/child related thing i have spent money on.

v pillow, in hospital i slept with baby tucked in beside me, neither of us could move an inch with the pillows and this thing, briliant for feeding, protecting scar, getting baby to sleep proped up on it.

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