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#1 of 6 Old 02-24-2011, 08:52 AM - Thread Starter
 
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to the birth center for you and for baby? 

 

I have to bring food/drinks for me as well as food to eat after the birth - probably something already prepared or easy like eggs or a soup/stew.  

 

I'm not sure how much to bring for baby - definitely at least one sleeper, a hat and a few cloth diapers.  I'm not sure if we'll need much else since we'll only stay for 4-6 hours after the birth if all goes well. 

 

I guess I'll bring a nursing bra/tank for me, comfy pants, a hoodie, and phone, charger, camera & charger, toiletries, etc.  I have to figure out exactly what they provide in terms of postpartum care - like tucks, pads, colace, etc. 

 

I don't want to bring too much but I feel like I'm missing something.  

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I"m going to talk to the mw about this on Monday at my appointment.  I think really all I need are clothes for me, clothes for baby. Drinks for during labor.  I also need to pack an overnight bag each for dd's. Just in case of transfer.   also a bag of activities for the girls- just in case they need stuff to keep them occupied while we are there. 

 

I never really needed much the 1st 2 times so I plan to pack extremely light this time!! 


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What about candles and your pillows and music? I need to ask this question at my next visit to.


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What about candles and your pillows and music? I need to ask this question at my next visit to.



We're not allowed to bring open flames because of fire hazards and I probably won't bring my pillow just because it's not like I'll be staying long like I did at the hospital.  Music - yes definitely!

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the birth center I'm using has plastic under the pillow cases on their pillows, very uncomfortable...I'm bringing my own!!! 


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DDCC (I'm due in May). Here's the list my birth center gave me. I don't know a whole lot about the herbal things on the list, but I plan to ask more about it before the big day.

 

To bring with you:

- car seat

- hair bands/clips

- clothes for mom to labor in (big T-shirt or nightgown)

- Juice, snacks

- 2 large plastic bags to carry laundry back home

- pediatrician's phone number

- infant clothing (t-shirt, nightgown, booties, blankets, diapers)

- clothes for mom to go home in

- witch hazel (apply to sanitary pads and place in plastic bag in freezer for perineum relief)

 

Optional items:

- 2-4 extra pillows (for the "home feel")

- a lightweight blanket and sheet (for the "home feel")

- 3 large towels

- camera/video camera

- lavender and rose geranium essential oils for perineum compresses

- crampbark herbal tincture for after birth pains

- herbal salve for hemorrhoids

- after birth sitz bath for tender bottoms

- prenatal vitamins

- homeopathic arnica

 

Items to have at home:

- additional chux pads

- additional sanitary pads

- hydrogen peroxide for blood/stain clean-up


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