Having an elective c section here’s what to pack in your hospital bag

    For before the C section

    – Phone 

    – IPod 

    – Tablet 

    – Camera

    – Books/magazines 

    – Maternity notes 
    For your birth partner 

    – Snacks and drinks 

    – Phone 

    – Bank card in case they go off to shops 

    – Change of top in case baby is sick 
    For after baby is born 

    – Several pairs of high waisted knickers as    these won’t rub your c section scar 

    – Maternity pads as you may still get some bleeding I’d get some disposable maternity knickers too

    – Face wipes to help you feel refreshed 

    – Three night dresses/ maternity tops 

    – Dressing gown 

    – Nursing bras 

    – Breast pads 

    – Slippers or flip flops something that you don’t have to bend to put on 

    – Lip balm 

    – Flavoured water 

    – Moisturiser as the hospital can make your skin dry 

    – Wash bag with toiletries

    – Comfy loose clothing 

    – Nursing pillow helps make breast feeding easier and more comfortable as you can’t support baby sat straight up to start with

    – Phone and charger 

    – Eye mask to help you sleep on the ward 
    For the baby 

    – 10/15 sleep suits and vests 

    – Nappies I recommend a big pack as with my first my OH had to go home and get more on the second day

    – Muslin squares and bibs

    – Socks three pairs 

    – Couple of hats 

    – Two outfits for trip home as once I got my son into one of his he vomited all over it

    – Jacket or snowsuit for winter babies/ cardigan for summer babies as you may not be discharged until the evening 

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    – Baby blanket 

    – Car seat

    Please feel free to comment with anything I have missed or something that you found useful to have. 

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