What to take with to hospital when you are having a C-section

What to take with to hospital when you are having a C-section

Your stay in the hospital after a c- section can be anything about to four days. Make sure that your hospital bag is packed a few months before you are going in for a C-section. You just never know if your little one decides to come a little bit sooner. Ad least you will be packed and ready to go to the hospital.

Here is a guide for you:

What you will need for yourself:

  • Your I.D Book, medical aid card if needed, any additional hospital paperwork.
  • Phone and charger
  • Toiletries – Toothbrush, toothpaste, lip ice, deodorant, brush, hair band, soap, lotion, shampoo.
  • Pajamas, nightgown, socks and slippers
  • Comfortable maternity bras, whether or not you decide to breastfeed, your breasts are likely to be tender and swollen when your milk starts to come in. a good maternity bra can help you with some comfort, and breast pads can help with any leaks.
  • A Few Cotton underwear
  • Snacks
  • A book to keep you busy
  • Gifts for your older siblings
  • A going home outfit. Be sure to pack in something nice and comfortable for you to go home in.
  • What your partner needs
  • A camera or video camera with charger or batteries
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Snacks and something to read
  • Money for the parking lot or money for the hospital vending machine.

For your Newborn baby:

  • An installed car seat. You cannot drive your baby home without one!
  • Baby clothes for the hospital stay.
  • A going home outfit.

What you do not need to take to the Hospital:

  • Any type of jewelry
  • Too much cash or any kinds of valuables.
  • A breast pump.

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