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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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  • When my first was born I didn't bring a baby book, but remembered the second time so they can stamp the footprints in the book.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:54 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

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  • oh my i sooo wish they had told me a camera. we had everything else. we only had our camera phones. i to this day wish

    Answer by mymommasgirl at 2:06 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

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  • Your own toiletries, the hospital ones are atrocious. They do have most things if you forget something, but I really wanted a shower after birth and I really wanted my own brands of things. I am picky. ;) Plan on bringing pretty much anything you would bring for a couple nights at a hotel, minus clothes. You wil be leaking fluids, so just wear the hospital gowns so you don't ruin your own stuff.

    Also, when you bring clothes to wear home, make sure they are things that would have fit you at 5-6 months pregnant. No one told me I would be walking out of the hospital almost as big as I went into it and that it takes a while just for your internal organs to go back to their places. I cried when I had to send my mom back to my house to get me some bigger clothes to wear.

    Answer by riotgrrl at 2:08 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

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  • i brought everything but i forgot to bring a shirt for myself to go home in! lmao.

    Answer by chagenue at 2:21 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

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  • You know, if you have a homebirth, you don't have to worry about bringing anything. It's already there!

    Answer by BabyCatchinMama at 2:27 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

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  • I highly recommend a hairtie, it's the last thing you want in your face while delivering. and chapstick- my lips were so dry they cracked. i sent my bf to the gift shop for some inbetween contractions. also my friend gave me a great idea- I brought the baby book and had the nurse put her foot prints on that page while they did the official one,. i didn't have much time for distrations but i would suggest a few calming cd's --they usually have a cdplayer in your birthing room. definetly socks or slippers, and of course your camera. the rest everyone alread suggested.

    Answer by livetolaughlove at 2:41 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

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  • Bring an extra pillow, the hospital does have pillows but when I was there w/ my 2nd DD i think every other pregnant woman had there baby the same couple of days (12-21) every room was full so they couldnt get me an extra one so my DH went out at 2 am to get me some extra pillows....

    Answer by MAyers at 3:08 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

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  • The only things I would have liked to have remembered is my Mp3 player and crossword puzzles or something else to do. There was so much time when hubby wasn't there and I was alone and bored out of my mind from the stupid tv!

    Answer by tikigoddess at 3:33 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

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  • I think toiletries, your brush, hairdryer...etc. I wanted my own clothes everytime...some undies you don't mind getting bloody. Just bring an outfit for the baby to go home in, a hat, coat/bunting (if it's cold)...the hospital will overload you with stuff when you go home with the baby.

    Answer by meitaimom679 at 3:47 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

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  • Chapstick!! I had a c-section but even during the surgery my lips were so dry... I can't imagine what it's like for someone huffing and puffing her way through labor.

    Answer by oh__you at 4:10 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

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