There comes a time when the expectant mother begins to think about collecting things for the hospital. Let’s take a look at the minimum things you need in a maternity hospital. But don’t be surprised if this “minimum” takes at least 3-4 packages.
- The passport.
- Exchange card.
- Sterile gloves (10-15 pairs). Just keep in mind that they are surprisingly either quickly spent or borrowed by someone.
- Syringes 10mg (10 pcs.) And 5mg (15-20 pcs.). if there is a keserevo, then during the operation, 10 mg syringes are used, and if the childbirth is natural, then more than 5 mg syringes will be required for injections in / m (for example, painkillers, reducing the uterus, etc.).
- Vitamins for pregnant and lactating women that have been recommended by your doctor.
- Medicines. With keserese section, only medicines, systems, ampoules, syringes, angio-catheters can take 1 packet. In a word, the list that your obstetrician-gynecologist will write out for you.
- Medical alcohol (for injections, as well as for partial disinfection of the necessary places in the ward – a bedside table, a changing table, etc.) It is worth using, especially if you are biased towards hygiene.
- Cotton wool.
3. Clothes and things
- Robe. Depending on the season, either warm bath or light cotton, silk. Do not be lazy to put a warm robe in the bag in the winter season, because the temperature in the wards and in the common corridor is sometimes seriously different. And dressing rooms, ultrasound can be located in another wing of the building, if not 2-3 floors below and above. And sometimes you have to go down to the emergency room to receive the parcels of relatives.
- It is better to take 3-4 nightgowns, because conditions for freshening up are not always the case. And despite the fact that you have become a mother, you will still have time to sweat more than once, and milk can seep through all the pads in the bra.
- It is better to take slippers with thick soles. It always pulls from the floors, and in the women’s room they are usually tiled to everything. It is not recommended for mothers to catch cold.
- Women’s socks (4-5 pairs so as not to wash).
- Underwear. Panties. It is better to take a bra especially for nursing. It is more convenient.
- It’s much nicer to lie on your sheets, cover yourself with a blanket wrapped in your duvet cover, and rest your head on the pillow in your pillowcase. This is not outrageously important, of course, but purely for personal comfort.
It is also recommended that you bring another sheet with you to help tighten your belly after childbirth. And do not forget the corset (if worn), it will come in handy at discharge.
- Towels (3-4 pieces: for hands, face, body and one removable).
4. Hygiene products
- Homemade gaskets. They are made as follows: the material is cut into pieces so that when folded, both ends of the already rolled material look out of the panties from the front and back. And in the middle of this material, as it rolls up, they put it inside a layer of cotton wool. Roll up like a roll, in parallel ironing the layers with an iron. Such pads are needed only for the first 2-3 days, when the discharge is especially abundant and the uterus is poorly closed (to avoid infection). Then the usual pads cope, for example, always 5 drops night gel action.
- It is better to take liquid baby soap. You don’t have to dry it so that it doesn’t get wet; you don’t have to carry it with a container for it. And with liquid baby soap, you can wash away the child at home (if there is no allergy).
- A toothbrush (preferably with a cap or in its original packaging) and toothpaste (a small tube is enough).
- Toilet paper.
- Soft toilet seat (very comfortable for the fifth point to sit on a soft and warm + hygiene product).
- Paper handkerchiefs (napkins) and wet wipes (used as a refreshing and hygienic product).
- Circle pads for a bra, for example, Bella mamma. But you can also make homemade gauze squares, but not so reliable.
- Disposable razor.
- Disposable shampoo sachets. Rarely will hair be able to stay fresh and clean for 5-7 days. Therefore, after finding out where the shower room is (sometimes it is hidden for some reason) and choosing the right time, I advise you to go there to feel partly like the mother from the glossy picture. And before discharge, such a procedure will not hurt.
5. Personal belongings
- Comb, hairpins, headband. Everything is clear here.
- A mirror is especially necessary if you use contact lenses, and when you are discharged to guide a marathon.
- Hand cream would not say that it is very necessary. It is perfectly replaced by baby liquid soap, because it already contains various moisturizers.
- Deodorant. After reading the articles that it is strongly discouraged to use this remedy due to the child inhaling it and displacing the smell of the mother, I pulled it out of the bag, which I greatly regretted and asked my relatives to bring it later. The child, as you know, not only by the smell determines the mother, but also by the heartbeat, and by the hands, and purely instinctively. Only you need to choose an antiperspirant without a pungent odor. The little one will not pay attention to him, do not worry.
- If wearing, glasses or accessories (forceps, container and lens solution).
For caesarians, the question arises – is it possible to go to the operation in the lenses. Can. Neither the lenses nor you will be harmed.
- Notepad, pen. If you went to bed early, then sometimes you need to write down someone’s contacts, some information from the manuals on feeding, care, physiological characteristics of newborns available in the wards.
If you have already safely become a mother, then the notebook will come in handy to record which family member and what should bring you, a list of questions that you want to ask your obstetrician-gynecologist, pediatrician; the names of the nannies (usually 3-4 shifts) and their phone numbers; names of medicines for you or your baby, etc.
- Newspapers. Usually for leisure, but in this case for decent disposal (that is, wrapping up) women’s affairs.
- Money. They are needed:
- to thank the medical staff (unfortunately, not FOR a good attitude, but FOR a good attitude);
- for the purchase of diapers, bibs, baby things, up to corsets, tights, cosmetics, etc.;
- for charitable contributions to the branch fund;
- to purchase various brochures, often imposed by staff.
6. Technique in the maternity hospital
- Cell phone + charger + headset.
- Electric kettle. If the milk has not come yet, and the crumb is screaming, grumbling and squeaking, there is no other way out but to give him baby milk formula (sometimes they ask to bring a package of a certain type of formula to the common kitchen). If the mixture is a bottle. And if a bottle, then it must be sterilized with boiling water, like the nipples. It doesn’t matter, of course, if there is no such kettle, you can sterilize it in a shared kitchen. But it is certainly more comfortable with your kettle.
7. Dishes and other little things
- Thermos. In case there is no electric kettle. Either keep boiled water in it, or tea, etc.
- Teapot for brewing tea. Well, this is in case there is no thermos. It is known that in order to increase milk supply, one must drink freshly brewed sweet tea with milk.
As a result, do not forget to take, in fact, the tea itself (without flavorings) and sugar. You may have to borrow someone.
- Packages. Do not throw away packages that are transmitted by relatives. Leave a few and use for garbage collection.
- A cup, a scythe, a table and tea spoon, a fork, a knife.
The day before you leave, ask to bring you things, accessories that you prepared in advance at home, and if not, dictate a list of necessary things over the phone. Just keep in mind that you must have things on the eve of discharge, otherwise you will hurry to pack, paint and swear in the discharge room, and you should not be nervous so that the milk does not disappear. Checkout takes place before 12:00 – 13:00
This is what a more or less ideal list of what a woman needs in a maternity hospital looks like. But do not forget that maternity hospitals, people and circumstances are different. And don’t forget to buy an envelope for your statement for the time of year.
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This informational article is not intended to be medical or diagnostic advice.
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