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Which item do you wish you had brought to the hospital?

I'm making a list so that I can start getting prepared for when "it's time". Of course there are lists telling you to bring a camera and baby clothes, but I want to know what you ladies found that you REALLY wanted while pregnant but were never told to bring or forgot.

Let me know!


Asked by ours at 10:13 AM on Oct. 27, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • A comfy nightgown. I thought it was much easier than sweats the first few days.
    Your own soap, toothbrush, shampoo, makeup, etc.
    The blanket you plan on using for the baby and an outfit to bring him/her home.
    Something to do.... books, magazines, puzzles, laptop, etc. (I needed them, I couldn't sleep in the hospital!)
    They provide just about everything for the baby. You might want to pack a small diaper bag with diapers and wipes just in case you need it on the way home!

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:32 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

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  • Ok I have to say this, when I was pregnant with DD I had this weird feeling that I needed to pack clothes for like a week for myself. So I did, and it turned out that I needed it as DD was transfered to 2 different hospitals when she was 12 hrs old. DD ended up in a hospital 3hrs away from home and I once I got there a few hours after her I didn't get to go home with her until 3 week later. So I guess I'm saying if you feel you need something it might be wise to take it with as you just never know. (Maybe pack these I think I may need this but probably not items in a small bag to keep in the car and not in your hospital room cause there sure wasn't alot of room in mine.)

    Answer by Stacie03 at 12:45 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

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  • a bathrobe!! I used the hospital gowns.. and could cover up with my robe..

    Answer by momkelly2 at 12:53 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

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  • A deck of cards.

    Answer by gypsysmiles at 1:00 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

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  • comfy jammies to wear after. and maternity clothes to wear home. Also if you have a baby book- bring that, too, so you can fill in things you might have on your mind right away after the baby is born. Congratulations and good luck. Life will never be the same again- in a good way.

    Answer by mykidsrock77 at 1:23 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

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  • i brought so much i couldnt use..... like PJs i had that fit when i was 9 months pregnant, but that i couldnt put on after i had him..... so make sure whatever clothes u bring are baggy and comfy.... or ask for scrub pants to wear if u dont just want to wear the gown.

    Answer by Momsince1106 at 1:31 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

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  • I don't think they let you use a cell phone in your room, at least you're not supposed to. It can mess with the hospital equipment (like on an airplane!), so be prepared to have a list of numbers and use the hospital phone!

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:34 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

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  • Oh yeah, the second time I brought conditioner because the first time I used the hospital's shampoo and I could not get a comb through my hair at all!!

    Answer by prettyrayray at 1:35 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

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  • A BRUSH!!!! I wanted to brush my hair so bad and I could never get anyone to remember to bring me a brush! I almost had dreads by the time I got discharged.

    Answer by dsteiner23 at 1:51 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

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  • pads pads pads the hospital ones suck lol

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:53 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

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