I also took some Lucozade and glucose lollies and some snack food in with me for energy – not that I got to eat any of it but DP enjoyed it after the labour, lol. Some music (as they had CD players to use), and a list of phone numbers just in case we couldn’t use our mobiles!
The midwives have seen it all before! If you have someone other than your partner in there you may want to have a long nighty or something, i never bothered with underwear either as you are having internals and eventually you cant have them on anyway so i just didnt bother!! (sorry if tmi!)
Yvonne, Sadie 31/10/05 Jorjah 08/07/07
With #2 I took the same nighty but actually managed to keep it on.
I agree about undies. I wore some on the way to the hospital, as my waters had already broken and I was wearing a pad. When they wanted to check for meconium I removed it all and didn't bother putting it back on. They had on of those disposable sheet things on the bed anyway and after a while the waters stopped leaking so it wasn't uncomfortable whilst walking the hallways.
I think it will be similar this time too.
Andrae,WA - Liam, Siobhan and Erin
I had a very quick labour so didn't walk anywhere and got so hot and sweaty I ended up stripping it off towards the end.
Best of luck!
Joanne, WA, DD 22.05.06 & DS 04.10.07
Button up was good cos i could keep it on during labour, but open up after the birth to feed beautiful bubby.
May I suggest , take a shower cap for the days after, cos it is mucky 'down there' and I was always wanting to ahve a shower to be properly clean , and got sick of always drying my hair after a shower.
Ha ha i just remembered, after i had a em-c-sec, I had to borrow my mum's HUGE cotton undies cos all my knickers, the elastic was against the scar and hurt.
3 girls under 3
However I was in the bath most of the time until I had my epidural, and they put me in a hospital gown for that.
I think I wore my nighty only for a few hours.
DD (28/09/03) & DS (05/06/07)
there is nothing worse than your bits being the sorest they have ever been and having to use hospital sand paper, which they class as toilet paper
DS-20.05.05 & DD-23.11.07
Mom of two beautiful little girls