when should I pack my bag for labour?
Dec 31, 2007 7:19AM
i am now 34+2 when should I pack my bag and what should i include? any ideas?
Dec 28, 2007 5:11PM
i would start packing now as the weeks will pass before you know it
outfit for trip home
think i covered everything do two bags one for you and one for baby
Dec 28, 2007 5:26PM
Dec 28, 2007 5:39PM
V. helpful list - thanks! But this terrifies me slightly. I don't even know what a scratch mitt is! Sounds like a boxing glove for cats.
Probably a silly question but why do you need body suits and sleepsuits? I was thinking just the sleepsuits might be better for a newborn. Oh Lordy, Lord I know nothing!!!
(31 weeks and can't believe it!!!)
Dec 28, 2007 6:32PM
scratch mitts are just like little baby gloves lol but thinner ext, it stops baby scratching there faces ext.i found them really handy last time so will be deffo packing some this time, you can get sleepsuits with mittens atatched to there good they fold back so you dont have to have them on.
Dec 28, 2007 7:24PM
Only things i miss off are baby wipes and lotion as most hospitals don't like you to use them on newborns, just plain cotton wool & water, saves a bit of space in the bag!!
I packed mine at 32wks, then redid them several times up to 36wks when i knew i had everything i needed plus some things i didn't!!
I'd also suggest you freeze some bottled water to take with you, hospital water is normally warm & manky tasting!
Dec 29, 2007 12:53PM
That sounds like a good idea about the water to me but I remember that when i had hyperemesis early this year our ward had a chilled water dispenser which seemed ok.
Dec 29, 2007 1:59PM
I would also include some light snacks that won't go off, things like biscuits for example as if you have a long labour you may get hungry. (I had a couple of packets of lucozade energy tablets as well). Make sure your birth partner has a bag packed too with a camera and some food for them, you don't want them to decide to go off in search of food at a crucial moment! I split my stuff into two bags last time, one for me and one for the baby.
p.s. Oh and don't forget an old night shirt or t-shirt or something to wear during labour, and if you are planning on b.feeding make sure your pj's are east access!
Dec 31, 2007 7:19AM
made a mistake on my first post i am only 33+5 today BOO HOO still only six weeks to go on wednesday. Suffering now though sickness is back.
Apr 6, 2019 10:03AM
Trying to conceive with PCOS.
Hi, I hope I’m posting this in the right place. I’m new to this so bare with me 🙈. Background - I was diagnosed with PCOS a little over a year ago and have been trying to conceive for just over 2 years. I have been to fertility appointments who haven’t found any additional problems (e.g. hcg scan came back clear) and my partners tests were all ok. I understand weight is a big factor with PCOS and I have lost 10% of my body weight as recommended and keep trying to loose more. The more time goes on the more deflated and useless I feel. Each time I get excited thinking it might be my time then I get a false test 🤦♀️ The fertility appointments are far apart and the months in between each one just seem longer and longer. I was was wondering if anyone had been through similar experiences and have any advice? I have also read online that ovulation sticks don’t always work for women with PCOS. Anyone have any advice on this? Thank you for taking the time to read this. x
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