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Recently, we talked about 10 must have items for babies for delivery. Today we bring all things moms should have for delivery. Mommy Must Have these 5 Items for herself In Hospital Bag For Delivery:
1. Change of Clothes:
Comfortable clothes you can wear post delivery. Also keep in mind you will now be breastfeeding every 2 hours, so clothes which come with front open options are an added advantage. You will also need underpants- comfortable ones in cottons. Leave the fancy ones behind. In case you end up having a C-section you will need the underpants which go above your wound.
2. Feeding Bras & Breast Pads:
Keep nursing bras at the top so you can quickly feed your baby. Buy these towards the end of your last trimester, so that you get an idea of your final size post delivery. Once you start producing milk, there are chances of your body producing extra milk than required by your baby, and this will only get regulated after about 3-4 months of feeding your baby. Till then, breast pads are saviors to avoid leakage onto your clothes. You get both reusable and disposable ones to choose from.
3. Sanitary Napkins:
Whether you have a normal or a cesarean delivery you will bleed for a few days (anywhere between 4-6 weeks). The good part about post delivery bleeding is that it’s not like your regular period, so no stomach cramps, backaches or mood swings. Pack your maternity pads for post delivery bleeding, also your regular ones may work just fine.
4. Grooming Essentials:
Depending on the type of delivery you have had, you can either take a shower after a couple of hours or after a day. Either ways, bring along your grooming essentials to feel like a fresh mommy and ready to be captured in those picture perfect -first moments with your baby.
5. Lip Balm:
The reason I mention this separately from the grooming essentials is because it’s a lip saver (life saver). Your lips can get extremely dry during and after delivery. You probably have sweated it out giving birth. So save yourself some chapped lips and have a perfect smile with your baby after.