Getting ready for a c-section? Here is a free printable hospital packing list just for c-sections moms for you on the blog today. This hospital packing list has everything you’ll need for your c-section. After all, a planned c-section takes planning.
If you are planning to have a c-section, you are probably wondering what to bring to the hospital with you. You’ve probably seen all sorts of lists for women who will be laboring in the hospital, and lots of the items just don’t apply to c-section moms. After all, you won’t need to bounce on a ball or listen to a labor playlist while you birth your baby. And you’ll likely have a longer stay in-hospital once baby arrives.
I’ve had three c-sections. The first was not planned, but the second two were, and the recovery was much better than after laboring! You will probably stay in the hospital for 3 or 4 nights, so be sure to pack enough of everything for several days.
- Insurance card, Driver’s License.
- Birth plan (Even if you are having a planned c-section, you can make specific requests about things like immediate skin-to-skin contact, delayed cord-clamping, circumcision, and using donor milk in case of emergency)
- Phone and charger, with long cord
- Camera and charged batteries
- Toiletries and make-up
- Hair brush, elastics, and a headband
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- 2 or 3 breastfeeding nightgowns
- Robe and socks/slippers.
- Flip flops
- Granny panties
- Nipple Cream, breast pads
- Comfortable nursing bras or sports bras
- A going home outfit (Maxi dress)
- Yummy snacks, takeout options, and coconut water
- Gifts for older children “from the baby.”
- Photos of your other kids
- Reusable bag for bringing home gifts, laundry, and cards.
- Anything that will bring you comfort: pillows, towels, playlists.
- Something to read and something to watch
- Treats or gifts for the nurses
- Pen and journal
- Pads are typically provided by the hospital.
- 4-5 onesies
- 4-5 sleepers
- Special items for photos
- Installed Carseat
- A nursing pillow, such as a Boppy.
- Warm blanket for baby for going home, if cold weather.
- Baby book (for footprints)
- Baby name book if undecided
- Baby care book
- Socks, mittens, hat
- Diapers and wipes are typically provided by hospital