I posted my Hospital Bag write-up last month that took into account the different checklists and recommendations from online and personal sources.
I thought I’d do a quick follow-up post to share what was useful, useless and very much needed.
Click here for my original post. But below is my list of items that were packed and it’s usefulness after delivery noted in bold…as well as added items.
- Get the stool softener!! The staff wasn’t planning on giving me any until I asked. After a vaginal birth, I was seriously terrified of having to use the bathroom. I asked for the stool softener after receiving that much needed advice from other moms. They added it to my cocktail of meds and I was able to secure a prescription after.
- Get the squirt bottle! They provided one for me to use to wash myself down there. Trust me – you’re not going to want to wipe. Squirt away with warm water to clean yourself after using the bathroom. Don’t leave the hospital without it!