Weekly Chronicle of Pregnancy (7): Hand in hand to teach you to prepare bags to be delivered

Last time, I shared the items that expectant mothers need to prepare during pregnancy. This time, let’s talk about the need to prepare what for bags just yet. The principle is the same: what is needed does not fall, what is not needed is not much, so that all the money is used on the blade.

What the new mother needs

What every new mother should prepare

1. Chocolate and energy drinks

The hospital where Miss Zhou visited provided me with a list of items to be prepared for bags just yet before delivery. These two items came first.

In fact, to put it bluntly, it is to bring some food to supplement energy, just choose what you like, not necessarily the two. I usually feel uncomfortable when I drink all kinds of energy drinks, so I brought a bottle of water into the delivery room.

In addition, during the 20-odd hours from the time of labor to the time of entering the delivery room, I basically ate what, my favorite chocolate, whole wheat bread, Ai Qingtuan and pork shop in what… It was too late to wait until I entered the delivery room before starting to eat. How can it be converted into energy so quickly?

Step 2: Straw cups

Others told me that the straw can be extended into the cup to drink water, but I didn’t expect it to be very convenient, for example, the tilt angle of the cup is too large and it is easy to spill water, etc., so I chose the straw cup that can seal the lid, which proved to be extremely easy to use and can easily drink water in various postpartum postpartum postpartum postpartum postpartum postpartum postpartum postpartum postpartum postpartum postpartum postpartum postpartum postpartum postpartum postpartum postpartum

3. Production mattress

Giving birth to a child is a process of [excrement and urine flying everywhere]. Hospitals generally require you to bring your own mattress into the delivery room and will tell you the amount you need in advance. Just prepare according to the requirements. It is advisable to have more than less.

Miss Zhou broke the water first, so she used a lot when she was expecting labor in the ward. Postpartum because there was a lateral incision wound, so she also chose to use the mattress when removing lochia, instead of the sanitary napkin for the parturient, so it is always better to let the wound open more.

4. Sanitary napkins

Use when removing lochia. In fact, there is no need to buy special sanitary napkins for parturients. A large amount of night sanitary napkins is enough.

5. Bedpans

Just after giving birth, if you can’t go to the bathroom to solve the problem, you will need this. In addition, people like girls who break the water first have to stay in bed, so they will also need it.

Usually, the hospital canteen can buy it, and it is too late to buy it temporarily. There is no need to prepare in advance.

6. Nipple Cream and Breast Shield

These two things are my saviors. Xiao Oda showed that the first thing that a man did was to suck through his mother’s nipple, that is, mine, very vigorously and quickly.

At first, I relied on nipple cream to temporarily relieve the pain. With the further increase of the damaged surface, Dr. Tian went to buy a breast shield overnight, and only after putting it on did he carry through the days when the nipples blistered.

7. Personal toiletries and daily necessities

Tableware, paper towels, slippers, washbasins, towels, toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash cups, combs, skin care products, clothes hangers… These things should be decided according to the ward conditions of your hospital.

Usually private hospitals, international departments of public hospitals and VIP wards, where money is like running water, you can go directly to give birth to babies. However, if it is an ordinary ward in an ordinary public hospital, it should be prepared according to the standard for business trips.

8. Types of documents

If you use medical insurance to give birth to babies in public hospitals, then medical insurance cards, identity cards, cash (or bank cards) are necessary. If you use commercial insurance to give birth to babies in private hospitals or international departments of public hospitals, you should also remember to ask your insurance company for [guarantee letter] in advance, which is equivalent to a deposit.

Something prepared on a personal basis

1. Disposable underwear

It’s really uncomfortable to wear. If you are not afraid of washing, you should wear cotton underwear for pregnant women.

2. Breast pump

When I was hospitalized, the hospital suggested that if I didn’t have enough milk, I could try to suck more to promote the milk. Some of my best friends also became cows after their lives were over. The baby could only eat one side at a time, and the other side had to rely on a breast pump.

Electric and double-headed ones are more convenient, tenosynovitis is easy to get manually, and milk leakage is easy to happen on the other side when single-headed ones are sucked on one side, which takes longer.

Due to its slightly large size, it is not necessary to take it to the hospital, but to go home and take it when necessary.

3. Disposable anti-spill mat

Usually, there will not be a lot of milk during hospitalization. Even if there is too much milk, you can use small towels, napkins and other temporary solutions, but in the long run, as long as it is breast-feeding, it will basically be needed. Due to its small size, you can bring a few sheets without too much.

4. Abdominal girdle

There are different opinions. Some people say that the use can be started the day after the natural delivery, but Miss Zhou consulted the ward doctor and told me that it should be used at least 42 days after the delivery and at the end of the puerperium, otherwise it is not conducive to uterine rejuvenation.

After 42 days, my abdomen has returned to its prenatal size, so I have no chance to use it at all. As to whether it will help thin waist, I really don’t know.

5. Breastfeeding underwear/clothing

Miss Zhou was very lazy. She wore a wide hospital gown during her hospitalization. She unbuttoned it when she was nursing. She only needed her breast-feeding underwear and breast-feeding coat when she was discharged from the hospital. Some hospitals will also send special hospital gown for breast-feeding, so it’s up to you to take it or not.

6. Breastfeeding pillow

Due to the pain of the lateral incision wound, I used [lying feeding] during my hospitalization, and Oda was also very cooperative, so I didn’t need a breast-feeding pillow at all. This thing is too big to be prepared at home and transported to the hospital when it is really needed.

7. Other

Mobile phones, chargers, wireless routing… These are all necessary sharp tools for sending friends to bask in babies at any time.

E-books or tablets are necessary to pass boring time, but it is not recommended to watch them for too long. If you have physical strength, getting out of bed and walking more is more conducive to postpartum recovery.

It is better to prepare another set of beautiful clothes. When discharged from the hospital, go home with the baby.

Items for the baby

What every baby has to prepare

STEP 1 Diapers

Since the baby was born, it will be used, and it will defecate 7-10 times a day. It is still necessary to bring 30 to 50 tablets during hospitalization.

2. Baby Wet Wipes

Wipe your ass when changing diapers.

3. Hip Cream

Avoid red buttocks, starting with newborns!

Step 4 Touch the oil

Some hospitals require family members to bring their own products and apply them after wiping fetal fat at birth.

5. Baby Bath Gel

The hospital will need to use it when bathing the baby. The quantity is not large, so you can get a small bottle to take with you.

6. Baby Clothes and Coating

General hospitals provide clothes and coatings, which can be brought with them when they are discharged from hospital.

7. Hats

Some hospitals require preparation and will wear it when the baby leaves the delivery room.

At that time, Miss Zhou received a pile of second-hand clothes. The mother of a baby girl sent a lace hat used by her daughter, which Xiaotian wore when she left the delivery room. The doctor who delivered the baby joked, “Your handsome boy was originally from Jane Eyre, England.”

8. Safe basket

Every family with a car must prepare.

As a neurosurgeon, Dr. Tian has received too many babies who suffered tragedy because they did not sit in the safety basket and the safety seat, so when taking the baby out of the hospital, we insisted on stuffing the baby into the safety basket.

Note: Newborn babies should use baskets for babies aged 0-6 months, not the kind of safety seats used by older children. Although it is a little expensive and takes a short time, it is still worth it for a small life.

9. Baby Cream

After taking a bath every day, the baby should be smeared, which is not provided by the general hospital. It is recommended to take it with you.

10. Small gloves

The baby cannot cut his nails immediately after birth to prevent him from scratching himself, so he should put on small gloves. The clothes provided by the hospital usually have gloves. If they do not have them, they can bring them with themselves or replace them with socks.

Something prepared on a personal basis

1. Milk powder

It is said that the [Breast Milk Party] is opposed to the preparation of milk powder, believing that only [crossing the Rubicon] can guarantee exclusive breast milk.

Miss Zhou did not bring milk powder to the hospital, After giving birth and giving milk immediately, I felt that this thing was unnecessary. As a result, the baby cried in the middle of the night the next day and couldn’t be coaxed. Only after being reminded by others did I think, [is there not enough milk]. Doctors and nurses went to the battle together to help adjust the nursing posture, which did not work either. Since I didn’t bring milk powder, I finally had to [cheat] the baby to drink 15 ml of water, which barely brought 2 or 3 hours of earroot purity.

Although the theory tells us that the baby is born with a few days of dry food, even if hungry to cry can continue to wait until breast milk is enough to eat, but in actual operation everyone can be flexible. Therefore, it is also possible to prepare.

Step 2: Bottles

Be prepared, in case breast milk is not enough to use. My grandmother insisted on feeding me all kinds of liquids with small spoons in order to avoid nipple confusion when I was a child, which is worth learning from all mothers. However, my small field is a very [easy-going] baby, and does not choose bottles, nipples and small spoons. Therefore, mothers-to-be decide whether to use bottles or not.

3. Supplies for feeding bottles

Milk warmers, disinfection pots, bottle cleaners, bottle racks, bottle brushes, etc., even VIP wards, are usually not too big, so, these things can not take it. Disinfection is with hot water bubbles, warm milk is washed with hot water, bottle racks, get a few chopsticks inserted in a cup.

If you have to bring it, you can bring one bottle brush. Bottles are usually very long, and it is really not very good to brush without this thing.

There are also ready-made bags to be produced on the Internet. But Miss Zhou examined the contents, It was found that it was not enough. Therefore, I decided to prepare it myself. As a result, I filled two 21-inch suitcases with a bag of diapers. Even so, when I was hospitalized, my mother and husband had to bring things from home to the hospital every day. Today was milk powder and bottles, tomorrow was chopsticks and spoons. When I came home from hospital, not only was there an extra baby, but the whole trunk was full of various items.

In short, it is always right to prepare bags just yet in advance, so as not to catch the baby off guard by reporting in advance.

Responsible Editor: Zhang Jingyuan

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