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Hospital Bag for mom after delivery

  • Nightgowns – You’ll need something comfortable to sleep in during your hospital stay, and a soft, loose nightgown is a good option. Choose a front-opening style if you plan to breastfeed.
  • Maternity pads or adult diapers The hospital will provide some of these, but you may want to pack a few extra. It’s normal to bleed a lot after the birth, and maternity pads are softer and more absorbent than standard pads.
  • Underwear Pack several pairs of comfortable underwear that are large enough to wear over heavy-duty maternity pads.
  • Bras Be prepared with a few nursing bras.
  • Toiletries Hairbrush, comb, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, hairdryer, hair clips, and hair ties.
  • Cosmetics and skin care products If makeup is part of your usual routine, then don’t forget your cosmetics. Plus, make sure you pack some moisturizer, as your skin may feel drier than usual.
  • Glasses and contact lenses It may seem obvious, but sometimes it’s these little things that can escape your attention when packing your hospital bag. Don’t forget contact lens solution and a lens case if you use contact lenses.
  • Phone and charger Unless you opt for a little digital detox during this special time, don’t forget your phone and charger.
  • Clothes Aside from your nightgown, you might choose to take some comfortable clothes to wear during your hospital stay. Pack an extra outfit to wear home. Choose something loose-fitting.
  • Robe – A robe is great to have and quick to put on to walk around the hospital or cozy up in if it is cooler.
  • Snacks and drinks Consider packing some of your favourite snacks or some comfort food during your hospital stay.

If you have any additions to this list please email me and I will make sure to add them!

My name is Tanja and I spend my days photographing beautiful pregnant mamas and their newborn babies in my North Vancouver studio. Ready to capture amazing, one of a kind images of your happy newborn? Contact me to schedule a photo session.

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