baby Cath Kidston pregnancy third trimester

What do I need for a c-section?

Last night I packed my hospital bag. I’ve been getting really strange tummy pains and just want to be ready in case anything happens. I know I’ll be having a c-section but what do I need to take into hospital?

  • a new nightdress and dressing gown
  • clothes to go home in
  • maternity towels and pants
  • toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant
  • camera and charged battery
  • phone and charger
  • maternity notes
  • notebook and pen so I can write down everything that happened (I did this last time and it was great to look back on after my morphine haze ended)
  • towel
  • antibacterial wipes
  • plastic bag to put dirty clothes in
  • energy tablets
  • bodysuits x 3
  • babygros x 3
  • hat and scratch mitts
  • cellular blanket
  • newborn nappies and water wipes (no faffing around with cotton wool this time!)

I’m undecided about whether I want Edward to come to the hospital or not. This will be the longest I’ve ever been apart from him but I’m not sure if it will be more upsetting for him to come and visit and have to leave or just to not see him for a couple of days. Either way, I have a small gift from the baby for him – some Cath Kidston crayons and colouring book!


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    Boo Roo and Tigger Too
    October 27, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    I’ve had two sections and when I had Tigger, Roo came in to visit me and send to me ‘why do you still have your big belly?’… I was mortified

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      October 27, 2011 at 9:34 pm

      Makes me glad my toddler can’t yet speak!!

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    Bod for tea
    October 28, 2011 at 6:48 am

    Ooo exciting! I had to have a C-Sec with DD and I think I had everything you have in your bag too 😀 Hope all goes well. Will be thinking of you!

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