03/03/2014 at 17:34
First post as only just found this forum.
I am being induced tomorrow (38+2) and I am just going through my hospital bag to make sure I have everything. My question is: is there anything extra that I need to pack? As I am starting to panic that I have not got everything or enough.
At present I have:
Pyjamas - Three pairs,
Normal medications that I take,
Huddie/jumper to keep warm at night
Flip fops (Finding slippers are too hot to wear)
Comfortable clothes for me to go home in
Food and drink
Clothes for Baby (vests and sleep suits)
Nappies and changing bits for baby
Channing bag for baby with creams, wipes and cotton wool,
(Plan to breast feed so don't need milk,)
Is there anything that I have missed or would be really useful that I have missed??
03/03/2014 at 17:41
Lots of maternity pads, big knickers in dark colours. Food and drinks for you and partner as induction can be a long long time!!!!
03/03/2014 at 17:46
Nipple cream if you are planning to feed, we were told to bring a cellular blanket for baby, phone charger....
03/03/2014 at 17:51
A handheld fan as hospitals can be really hot and useful in labour
03/03/2014 at 17:56
Thanks ladies, I knew there were obvious things that I would need that I had forgotten.
Camera - packed
Cellular blanket - packed
Nipple cream and fan - Will go and buy tonight
03/03/2014 at 18:35
Clean top/pants for H in case induction takes a while
03/03/2014 at 18:42
Lip balm (never been in labour but needed it in hospital!)
03/03/2014 at 18:56
dry shampoo! OBEM midwife suggested it last week as usually there's no time for wash and blow dry. not an essential piece to pack but could be useful!
03/03/2014 at 19:30
Another vote for the lip balm - g&a really dried my lips out.
03/03/2014 at 20:14
cardigan or jumper for your baby
definitely food & drink - I got through about 5 bottles of still lemon & lime lucozade in a sports cap bottle so my hubby then I had a big bar of chocolate whilst breast feeding my new born!
03/03/2014 at 21:23
Definitely something to drink and eat. I took oat based snacks for energy and flavoured coconut water which is supposed to be really hydrating. I took cartons in straws which I was glad of because you might end up in some weird positions in labour that cup/normal bottle drinking is not conducive to!
I also took one of those cooling facial spray mist things which was quite nice.
03/03/2014 at 21:24
And good luck for your induction, hope it all goes well! X
03/03/2014 at 21:29
I'd possibly take a nightie as well as pjs if you have one - I had to have a spinal as I had a retained placenta so needed a catheter, if I'd only had pyjamas that would have been less comfy than a nightie. I think with an induction you're more likely to wind up with an epidural so I'm guessing you'd be catheterised if you had one. Good luck tomorrow!
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