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My Hospital Bag Checklist (Having a baby in Melbourne, Australia)

My Hospital Bag Checklist (Having a baby in Melbourne, Australia)

My Hospital Bag Checklist (Having a baby in Melbourne, Australia)

Hi Mumma's!

 

I am sharing with you all what my hospital checklist looked like (for my belongings) when I was having my baby. I am well aware that depending on the hospital you go to, some things may be provided to you. From what I have learnt hospitals overseas often provide a lot of these things, however it is generally not like this in Australia. These were the things that were useful to me in a public hospital in Melbourne, Australia and this is based on my personal experience and purely my opinion and what I found super helpful.

 

I went into hospital expecting a vaginal birth and had packed my bag relevant to this for my postpartum recovery, however I ended up having to have an emergency c-section, which meant a lot of what I packed I didn't use, and there were a few things I unfortunately didn't bring with me which would've been useful which I have noted in my comments within the "did I use it" column.

 

 

 

I have included these in the list for you mumma's. As I said, completely my opinion based on my experiences and if there's one thing to know it's that everyone's experiences are very different!

 

Hope this helps Mumma's! What was your most useful thing in your hospital bag? Drop it in the comments below xx

 

​What I packed

Did I use it?

Comfortable, loose fitting pyjamas

Yes, all day everyday

Tummy band

No!

Slippers

Yes!

Thongs

Yes!

Comfortable loose fitting outfit

Only when arriving & leaving

Robe

Yes!

Socks

Wore compression socks provided by hospital the whole time, except when leaving

Maternity undies

Yes, except being post c-section I wish I had bought high waisted underwear that was up a size so that they wouldn't graze against my wound!

Hair Brush

Yes!

Hair Dryer

Yes!

Curling iron

Only when leaving, because it made me feel a bit better to wash my hair and just use a curler - do something small for me. Tricked my brain into thinking I was less I don't know, tired? ha. Felt kind of nice to put 2 minutes of effort into myself when inside I felt exhausted and was in a world of pain? Haha

Toiletries bag - shampoo & conditioner, moisturiser, deodorant, bodywash, toothbrush, toothpaste

Yes!

Towel - face & body

Yes!

Maternity pads

Yes!

Peri Spray

No (because c-section)

Peri bottle

No (because c-section)

Maternity freezer / cooling pads

No (because c-section)

Power bank

Yes! Meant that I could use my phone in bed

Phone charger

Yes!

Ipad

No

Snacks

Yes, small easy to eat snacks

Stretch mark cream / cocoa butter

Yes! It provided a lot of relief especially when my skin got really 'itchy' from the epidural and medications they were giving me in preparation for the emergency c-section

Nipple cream

No

Nursing pads

No, had no milk supply initially

Headphones

Yes!

Hairties & Hairclips

Yes!

Apple watch

Yes!

Apple watch charger

Yes!

Wallet

Yes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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