1. Spritz for Bits
The most popular answer! Spray to prevent stinging before and after you have that first post birth wee.
2. Medicated Cooling Pads
To calm, soothe and protect any burning, itching or discomfort.
3. Nipple Shields
If you're planning on breastfeeding take these nipple shields just in case your baby struggles to latch.
4. Peri Bottle
Avoid the dreaded hand-in-toilet situation! Pro-tip: add a drop of witch hazel for extra soothing relief.
5. Disposable Underwear
A C-section must have with a higher waistband that won’t roll down over your incision.
6. TENS Machine
Easy to use to take the edge off contractions, this one has adjustable settings so you can tailor it to you.
7. Dry Shampoo
Really good to have on hand in case you're unable to wash your hair. I love this one as it's really gentle.
8. Reusable Water Bottle
So you're not stuck using small hospital cups! This ceramic one will keep water cold for hours.
9. Lip Balm
Self explanatory! I love this one because it's super moisturising and a little goes a really long way.
10. Lounge Wear
These Tilbea joggers feature a seam free over the bump band for the ultimate comfy going home outfit.
11. Big Pants!
You can't beat M&S big pants and these ones are 100% cotton, you'll be wearing these for months to come!
12. Waterproof Slides
They double as slippers plus you can wear them in the shower.
13. Reusable Cotton Pads
Use with micellar water for easy and convenient face washing. These ones are 10cm wide so extra useful.
14. See-Through Wash Bag
So you can quickly grab what you need! Plus they can be easily wiped clean in case of spillages.
15. Handheld USB Fan
An essential for hot and stuffy hospitals! Rechargeable and with 3 speed settings, this will be a lifesaver.
16. Labelled Organiser Bags
Get seriously organised with these labelled zip lock bags. Sleek and functional, they will complete your hospital bag.
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- Extra long phone charger
- Your own pillow
- Fancy toiletries for a spa-like shower
- Peppermint tea for trapped wind
- Hair ties
- Spare clothes
- Nipple cream
- Witch hazel and aloe vera to put on maternity pads
- Lucozade for energy
- Battery pack
- Oversized t-shirts and nighties
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