if you're bothered..things so you can do your face without going to the bathroom. so like a little mirror and maybe cleansing wipes. just saves you having to wait for the bathroom if you need to freshen up. plus the bathrooms tend to be a bit erm..minging.
nappies and bits for the bambino socks in case you got the "chilly feet" thing right before delivery a camera a going home outfit for baby, plus blankets, muslins and breast pads/ feeding bra wipes to clean yourself down with a jug for warm water (pour it down there after birth when you need to pee - lifesaver!!) bottles and food if you are not going to bf.
breast pads, i kept leaking all over the hospital bed. magazines- i was in for a few days and it can get lonely when baby is asleep and you have no visitors. lipgloss as your lips can get really dry from gas and air. sucky sweets as they dont let you eat anything incase you need a cs. arnica tablets- i started taking them right after the birth and really helped heal down below i've heard one of those fridge pack things are good for soothing but i never had one...
I've never heard of the arnica tablets. Must remember them this time.
Don't buy disposable knickers, go to primark/matalan/asda etc and buy a load of really cheap cotton knickers for hospital and afterwards. More comfortable and can be tossed. (but get them in a huge size and granny pant style)
Someone also told me to take my own pillow, I had one in the car but was a bit embarrased taking it in, but DP got sent out for it before he went home on first night and I was so glad I had it.
Take more maternity pads than you think you need. When my waters broke they kept leaking so I'd used one of my two packs before I'd even had ds! I'd also second straws and some snacks for you and dh, I was allowed to eat up until a point. I took tracker bars oh and some juice cartons. Good luck