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#1 of 4 Old 10-13-2013, 02:55 PM - Thread Starter
 
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What items should I have on hand in the hospital and at home? I'm sure there are lists on here, but I can't seem to find them...

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Very loose fitting and comfy clothing. And make sure you arrange to be cared for so that all you have to do is nurse your baby and care for yourself. You won't be able to go up and down stairs or pick up anything heavier than your baby.

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I found that some super big undies helped a lot. I had an emergency csection after pushing so I also had ice packs for "down there" and witch hazel pads. You're probably gonna want some type of lotion for the incision area cuz when it starts to heal up it may get a bit itchy. But I second all that PP said about not lifting or going up stairs. Oh! And a nursing pillow, possibly, because it can be very uncomfortable to lay baby on the incision area while trying to find a way to nurse that works for both momma and babe.

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A splint helped me a lot. Got one from the hospital, but needed a smaller one after a few weeks. It really helped keep everything in place and immobilized. Loose stretchy clothes. Definitely will need help initially. It's hard to stand up and sit down, almost impossible to do either while holding your baby. Good luck!

also... Sounds weird, but my OB suggested it (bless her), pressure just from clothes and underwear is uncomfortable initially. She recommended putting a clean thick maxi pad between your underwear and the incision. Also helped soak up any random blood or ooze as it healed.
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