Sorry I did a few searches but couldn't get any list for this. Can anyone point me in the right direction for a thread that contains a list for hospital bags when you are going in for a section? Or if you could post one you have or what you think I need.
I'm assuming I still bring in one bag for the actual section like a labour bag and then a hospital stay one as well?
Thanks for any help.
For the section, you'll just need to bring down a nappy, hat vest and babygrow....
Nothing else, no need for a 'labour bag'
Thanks for that,kinda wondering about stuff for me too? Like where will I be dressed after etc?
It would be great to have a list to work off! Hospital stay will be longer etc.
The most important thing I would say are big knickers
Cheers for that. If ya think of any more advice keep it coming!
You'll be in a hospital gown when you go down and when you go back up to the ward, then the midwives will freshen you up and help you into a night dress... everything you need will be by your bed, you won't need anything for s actually operation.
Get decent pads too, not the wee thin ones most shops seem to sell... useless! The big green ones are the best...
Big granny pants are a must!!
As you said its a long stay so bring lots if nighties/pjs. Keep some spares out at home that your DH can bring into you in case you need them. I changed then everyday.
Slippers that you can get in easily, don't get ones that you have to bend down to put on, it's quite sore the first day or so. I used flip flops actually found them great.
Support stockings but the hospital would provide is imagine, the Rotunda did anyway!
Arnica tablets -they help with the healing.
Definitely the big green pads, I bled loads after ecs
Don't bring too many pjs/change of clothes for baby. Pack a second bag and leave in DHs car, as not sure for every hospital, but the one I was in had very little storage space
How long is the stay in hospital for a section usually?
Anne Cordelia Shirley
I was in five nights first time and four the second time, I asked to go home earlier and as I was in good shape there was no issue.
I would suggest a small bag with dressing gown and slippers (I had hospital gowns in theatre) and keep everything else in a big bag. I went through lots of nighties.