(I'm ER, DH is X)
A photograph or object to focus on during labor
A camera or camcorder, fresh batteries, and film, if necessary
Brownies for Labor and Delivery People
Flip Flops- red
Pillows in Ugly pillow cases
A nursing nightie and nursing bra
Kaftan or 2
Swaddling muslin for baby in car home
Blanket to get baby smell on to bring home to aclimate kitty cat
A going-home outfit for your baby
Baby picture outfit
Tooth brush ER
Tooth brush X
X clothing- layers
Blanket for x- just in case
x: C Section Snickers
Change for vending machines
Sketch pad and pens/pencils
An extra bag to bring hospital free stuff home
Crappy towel 1x
Trash bags 2x
Car Seat- Correctly installed
Here's mine - there's not much for IN labor because I tend to labor fast... Oh and Chris is my husband...
Snacks are a must. I ded not want in labour, but after.
Baby nail clippers. Both of mine came out with talons.
Nursing tanks are more comfortable in bed that structured bras.
I second Susan's two outfits, depending on babies size.
going home clothes (comfy pants, BF shirt, jumper, socks, slip-on shoes)
cotton underwear x3
baby onesie x3 newborn size
baby footed suit x2 newborn size
baby footed suit x2 0-3m size
baby hat x2
newborn nappy x5
nappy sack x5
burp cloth x3
newborn nasal spray
paw paw cream
baby blanket x3
camera w/charged batteries
cash for cafeteria; coins for vending machine
snacks (Gatorade, granola bars, apples, frozen banana bread to toast, snickers)
D track pants
D old swim trunks
Thick plastic to cover seat
Ice cream container (sick bucket)
Edited by EA77 - 7/26/13 at 6:30am
I'm planning delivery at a birth center and then transfer to hospital for recovery. BC provides very little, but the hospital has tons of supplies (i.e. diapers, pads etc.) I am bringing some supplies in case i change my mind and simply stay at the BC and then go straight home.
Here's what's in my bag:
Sports bra for tub delivery
robe, nursing top and bottoms for post delivery
gown for labor and delivery
3 pairs of large granny undies (i'll wear the mesh hospital ones the first day when things are really messy)
1 pair of socks
Toiletries (i went out and bought all travel size items so I wouldn't have to pack anything day of, including a hair brush and 2 toothbrushes 1 for me and 1 for DH)
Coconut oil for massage
Hair elastics and clips
Lipgloss, breath mints and gum (loved this stuff last time!)
5 disposable diapers (just in case)
2 newborn outfits (short sleeve onesies, pants and socks); 1 hat
2 baby blankets (one cotton, one muslin)
Big brother gift
Snacks (BC doesn't provide any food): Electrolyte water, coconut water, snack bars and/or trail mix, beef jerky, frozen pops
a blanket and my body pillow
iphones, ipad and all chargers
Already put trashbag and towel in both cars just in case :)
Hope this helps Summer Momma!
Newborn clothes (two outfits based on weather that day. It has been unseasonable cool here.)
Bikini top (for birthing tub)
Swimsuit for DH
3 pairs hipster undies in black
4 copies of birth plan
Toiletries for me and DH
Clothes for DH
Books for me and DH
Our hospital provides labor snacks and last time I didn't get out of the hospital gown for 2 days so I don't know how much of the clothing I'll wear. For both my previous births I walked out of the hospital with the clothes I wore in. The hospital also provides diapers and wipes.
I can't imagine ever being cold again either! I put socks on my list, but right now I can't imagine wearing them. Better safe than sorry.
Well I think the room was REALLY cold. Bear in mind I'd been sleeping with no covers for weeks and I am a person who normally gets a little cold. But DH was worried about me being cold, so he turned it up to some oppressive temperature and it took me forever to figure out where the thermostat was and change it back. I much preferred warm socks to sweatin' to the oldies.