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What to bring to the hospital when having a c-section

What you need (and don't need) when packing for a planned c-section

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8.) They provide everything you need for the baby except for an outfit to go home in.  Pick out something that you love in a tiny size, chances are it will be the only time that they will be able to wear it! Most newborn clothes will only fit up to 10 pounds and many babies are almost 10 pounds when they are born.  I would also bring an outfit or two for pictures unless you are planning on getting professional pictures taken later.  I know they took pictures at the hospital and they were adorable, I just wish I had another outfit for her to wear for them.  Make sure you get some kind of pictures, if you don't you will wish you did!

4 comments so far...

  • This is my second C-section and I just needed a little reminder of the items needed for the hospital, The drinking from the straw is good advice, I never thought of the straw giving you gas. I sceduled for my C- section on Friday July 1, 2011 which is soon, so I have a few ,minor adjustments to make in my suitcase.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Allison on 29th June 2011

  • There isn't a lot of lists out there for moms having c-sections!!! I am having my 4th daughter in about 2 months. I have had c-sections with each one and found each time I forgot something :) My youngest is 5 so it's been a bit since I've had to get bags ready.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to get this together. I forgot how uncomfortable the sheets & pillows were and have now added that to my list!
    I did like the net underwear the hospital provided, they were loose and very comfortable. Maybe the hospital you went to had a different type and I'm sorry for that because I LOVED the ones I was given, they were actually 100 times better than the ones I brought myself. And I too took 3 or 4 pairs home with my last 2.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Jan on 12th April 2011

  • Thank you so much even tho this is my 4th c-section its nice to see what everyone else needed-didnt need !!!!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by mommy4-2010 on 6th May 2010

  • This is nice to have for women who know they are having a c-section. I have had two c-sections and I'm having my third in 3 days. I however disagree on some of the things that are said to bring on this list. I did not want to wear any of my own clothes. I only wore the hospital gown. When I went for walks I wore another gown put on backwards, I'm taking my robe this time around. It is way too uncomfortable to wear pants and when you are in the hospital noone cares what you are wearing. I wouldn't have wanted my own underwear either. I wore the net underwear the entire time I was in the hospital and I took two pairs home and wore them for a week at home. My regular underwear were too uncomfortable to wear on my belly. I am bringing my own pillow but I found the sheets at my hospital to be fine. Good luck to everyone having a c-section.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Megan on 1st February 2010