If you read my last blog post, you'll know that our doctor recently informed me that I would be having a scheduled c-section. Now for the OCD planner in me this is a significant perk, aside from feeling like the most unnatural thing, it really takes away from the unknown. Already being a mother, it allows us to plan for childcare, and not be frantically calling Nana at 4 am. My husbands family lives out of town, which helps us to schedule flights and accommodations. This is also not my first c-section, first of which wasn't long ago, which allows me to know what the essentials are for our hospital bags & recovery.
Nightgown, Robe, Undies, & Slippers - A loose fitting nightgown is essential when having a c-section to alleviate any pressure on the incision. Along with some sexy high waisted granny panties! For me after my first pregnancy, I have experienced beyond sore, flat, feet, so a good comfy pair of slippers is also essential.
Sweat Pants & Sweater - A loosely fitted pair of sweatpants and sweater for when we are discharged from the hospital. After my last c-section, I left the hospital still looking six months pregnant which was a complete shock to me, and I wasn't prepared, I wish I had brought bigger, looser, clothes.
Natural Pads - well.ca
Nipple Cream, Nursing pillow, Nursing Bra & Nursing Pads- If you're blessed enough to breastfeed you will most definitely need some Nipple Butter during the first couple of days.
Phone charger, camera, hair elastics, and my other essential toiletries.
-Sleepers with feet
-Newborn Hospital Hat
-Natural Diapers & Wipes
-Toque / Booties / Going Home Outfit
** Daddy will also need a hospital bag as he has an integral part of our support system and will need to be with Mommy & Baby for our stay**
What's in your BAG ????
Chapstick was HUGE must. Also I forgot a toothbrush, hairbrush and my own soap last time. I used sandals instead of slippers cause I’d the dirty hospital floor. Also Vaseline for baby bum before baby has first tar poop to get it off easier !!