Starting from the 36th week of normally proceeding pregnancy, every day, and, often, evening or night, can be the date of birth of the child. And, if morally expectant mother, more or less, ready to gear up for such an important event is far from over. Moreover, regarding the correct choice of equipment is often needed to remain at home and unnecessary things gather in abundance.

Since the beginning of the labor – process, as a rule, unpredictable (if going outside the hospital), prepare for transport to the hospital. And it is better to collect 2 separate sets: for mom and baby during their stay and the same for discharge. The feasibility of the second set that the woman will choose what she and the baby leave the hospital, and the head of the family remains with only this baggage to bring.

…and a piece of paper, people

To compose the necessary set of documents – a task that at first glance, simple. But very often, when applying at the hospital it turns out that there is only passport. Many people store documents in different places and, in the case of an emergency gathering to forget to take some forms or do not consider them necessary. It is recommended to get a small folder (file) and put in it:

  • passport;
  • a compulsory medical insurance policy (VHI, if available);
  • exchange card (optional – the results of all tests and research on pregnancy, conclusion fluoroscopy);
  • birth certificate;
  • the contract with the hospital (if available).

It is useful to write the main contacts (mobile, office, home phone, names) spouse and immediate family. You can put a little cash (if something will be urgently needed in the pharmacy, for example). And this folder to carry with you – unknown when and where can be giving birth.

Before and after childbirth

Many maternity companies now have official pages on the Internet, where there is a list of required and permitted items, objects and products. They’re usually listed in the booklets-the booklets. If no such information, whereas for women it is useful:

  • personal hygiene products (toothbrush and toothpaste), soap, shampoo and shower gel, face cream and hand, nail clippers and nail file, disposable razors, wet wipes and toilet paper;
  • sanitary pads high absorbency, and disposable diapers;
  • underwear – briefs (cotton or disposable), a special bra-fitting for ease of feeding and a special absorbent liners;
  • breast pump;
  • compression stockings and postnatal bandage;
  • plastic/rubber slipper;
  • cotton nightgowns, bathrobes, socks;
  • towels;
  • kitchenware (plate, mug, spoon);
  • drinking water (non-carbonated mineral in plastic bottles of 0.5 l).

Photo – or video camera to take with you is not advisable. If at birth will be present the husband, and he will take care of the shooting (none of the staff will not do it). And after giving birth – enough to be shooting with your smartphone camera (don’t forget charger!).

For a newborn will definitely need:

  • diapers (2-5 kg), disposable diaper;
  • vests, rompers, socks, gloves, caps;
  • at least a pair of cotton and flannel diapers (60*90 cm), a flannel blanket;
  • care: oil/body lotion, wet wipes, powder, ointment for the treatment of pleats, cotton buds and disks, special nail scissors.

Need to bottles and mixtures solved individually.

Full list of items for the hospital you can see here:

Absolutely all fabric products must be new. For baby – washed and protestnymi. Sets for mom and newborn in one bag to better distribute in different styles. Not superfluous supply of bags for collection of linen and clothes, to send home to wash.

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