My last blogpost was what’s in my baby’s hospital bag, this blogpost is all about what’s in my hospital bag for my c-section.
The last time round I packed for a natural labour, this time round it’s for a c-section, so I’m doing things a little differently this time. As there were items that I never used and others that I ran out of, so the hubby kept having to bring new items with him every morning.
I know how daunting a c-section can be and thought this might help any mums out there who have never had a c-section before and still not quite sure what they should pack in their hospital bag. So here’s my list:
- 2x nightgowns
- 1x pyjama shorts
- 2x maternity/ high waisted leggings
- 2x oversize t-shirts
- 1x cardigan
- 2x fluffy socks
- 2x maternity bras
- 1x sleep maternity bra
- 4x Bridget Jones knickers
- 1x pair of easy to put on shoes
- 20x maternity pads
- 14x breast pads
- 1x toiletry Bag, including dry shampoo, shower gel, nipple cream, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, razor and face wipes.
- 1x makeup bag including lip balm
- Fully charged powerbank
Anyone whose given birth will tell you know that comfy trousers are a must, but with a c-section, high waisted comfy trousers are a must. You don’t want anything that could rub against the scar. I found the maternity over the bump leggings I bought were perfect for this, and for the six weeks after while I was healing. Same with underwear, I know that the high waisted Bridget Jones-style knickers aren’t the most flattering, but there definitely the comfiest after a c-section.
Also having either an extra long cable or a powerbank is always a good idea. The last thing on your mind beforehand is charging your phone, and afterwards you’re stuck on the bed for several hours. I found this out the hard way last time with Frey, when I couldn’t reach my phone when it was charging and kept having to ask the husband to grab it. It was frustrating to say the least, thankfully this time round I’ve got my powerbank. Just got to remember to make sure I charge it the night before we head into hospital.
I’ll be honest, it’s taken me longer to pack my bag for myself this time round. I’ve had the baby’s bag packed for a few weeks, but mines only been packed for a few days. I don’t know if it’s laziness or the fact it’s more fun to pack the baby’s bag than my own. Now that it’s done though I do feel a sense of accomplishment, one more thing I can tick off my to do list that brings us ever closer to baby’s arrival.