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Hospital bag/diaper bag

ladies just wondering if anyone had a list of the items for both bags. Also when did you have your bag ready thanks 

Re: Hospital bag/diaper bag

  • I know one thing you don't need in your hospital bag: multiple books. My SIL took like 5 books the first time she gave birth, and didn't even crack one of them.
    About us:
    Me - 28, Lean PCOS
    DH - 31
    Married June 2010, TTC since March 2014
    Blog: ourbinarystar.com

    FET cycle #3 Transfer July 28th 2016, Triplets born healthy on February 26th 2017 at 33w1d!

  • I haven't made a list yet, but I have heard from multiple parties that you probably want your own gown/pjs to labor in and then to change into after so you aren't wearing those oh-so-sexy hospital gowns. :) Hair clips/bands to keep your hair out of your face too.

    ---Trigger warning---

    Me: 31 DH: 27
    TTC since April 2013
    Two cancelled IUIs in Aug and Sept '15 due to low motility/count
    IVF round 1: January 2016
    ER: February 17, 2016; 9 retrieved, 7 mature, 7 fertilized
    Day 5 Blastocysts: 5 BB, 1 AB, all normal from PGS
    FET date: May 11, '16; transferred 1 AB embryo
    First beta: May 23, '16: 998!!  Second: May 25, '16: 1648
    EDD: January 27, 2017
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  • After being in the hospital for our issue, I think I'm going to bite the bullet and get one of those fancy delivery gowns. I was so uncomfortable in the hospital gown. Though, I guess we can probably put regular pjs on after delivery and won't have to be in a gown for days. 

    Also, I was planning on books, but having my iPad in the hospital last month was perfect, their wifi is good enough to stream Netflix or download books! 

    Im going to have my BF who just delivered her 2nd give me a list of what she thinks I should pack, I'm sure for this one there were fewer things that she brought than the first time.

    i know I will want my slippers, a shower towel from home (I like the Big ones), my hospital does not have shampoo, conditioner, soap, etc, so I will bring that. A few changes of clothes and all the baby stuff. Judging by the amount of stuff we are told we need to register for, I suspect we will only need to rent a small uhaul trailor to bring to the hospital to carry it all.
    Married May 2009, TTC since November 2012 (Together since 2006 ish - had my eyes on him since 2001)
    Me: 32 (33 in May), Him: 37 (January)

    DX: Me: High Prolactin, Possible Autoimmune Disease Issues, though RE not concerned (?)  New RE has a plan!!
           Him: Minor Varicocele, low morphology, slightly low count

    History:

    Beta 5/9/2016 BFP!!
    Embryo transfer scheduled for April 28, 2016 and beta test May 9, 2016 (day after Mother's Day!)
    Transfer Meds include: Lupron Depot (4/1), Minivelle Patch (every 3rd day), Estradiol (3x daily), Amoxicillin, Progesterone in Oil, Methylprednisonlone. Lovenox and baby asprin added after transfer. 

    3/22/16 - Sono Saline ultrasound cyst to be aspirated on 4/1/16 if not cleared up by 3/29 US - It cleared on its own
    Retrieval 3/4/16 - 26 eggs retrieved, 23 mature, 20 fertilized, 14 embryos currently frozen
    Starting IVF Stims on +/- Feb 22, 2016
    HSG scheduled for 1-26-16 - All clear "beautiful uterus" (though inverted)

    Switched clinics and now prepping for IVF in February / March

    Fourth IUI -  CD3-7 100 Clomid w/ Ovidrel Trigger - December, 2015 - BFN
    Third IUI -  CD3-7 100 Clomid w/ Ovidrel Trigger - November, 2015 - BFN
    Second IUI - CD3-7 100 Clomid w/ Ovidrel Trigger - September, 2015 - BFN
    Started Prolactin Medication October 15 - Levels quickly regulated to with in normal range
    First IUI - CD3-7 100 Clomid w/ Ovidrel Trigger - August, 2015 - BFN
    After no BFPs (ever) First RE/Urologist visit in Feb 2015
    HSG w/ OB, 2014 = all clear
    Trying to conceive since November 2012
    Griffin5413ADRIANAC1982
  • @ultratomato I had my bag packed at 37 weeks because I was a scheduled a c section. However, I did deliver before my scheduled c section so I would pack as early as possible because you never know. My bag included slippers, pjs(I was in the hospital for 4 days), toiletries and phone charger, going home outfit. I personally didn't bring anything else and really didn't need to because the baby stayed in the room the entire time and I had no time for anything else between visitors, trying to sleep and medical staff in and out. 
    My baby bag consist of blanket and going home outfit. The hospital provided so much for the baby that I had plenty to take home including diapers, milk, blankets and side snap shirts. Also gave me plenty of supplies for breast feeding and nipple care. 
  • Here is the list that I got from my birth prep class . I made a couple additions . 

    **BFP and loss warning**

    Me: 29
    DH: 29
    Us: Married Valentine's Day, 2015
    DH: No issues.
    Me: PCOS, unexplained infertility (whatever that means!!)
    June 2015 Medicated TI cycle: BFN
    July 2015:  Medicated TI cycle: BFN
    August 2015: IUI: BFP. Chemical pregnancy :(
    October 2015: IUI: BFN
    January 2016: Egg retrieval: 10 frozen embryos!
    March 2016: FET Cycle- 2 embryos transferred!: BFP !
    ultratomatochicandbubbly
  • Another thing I added was essential oils and a diffuser . If you like soothing scents like lavender could be nice :) 

    **BFP and loss warning**

    Me: 29
    DH: 29
    Us: Married Valentine's Day, 2015
    DH: No issues.
    Me: PCOS, unexplained infertility (whatever that means!!)
    June 2015 Medicated TI cycle: BFN
    July 2015:  Medicated TI cycle: BFN
    August 2015: IUI: BFP. Chemical pregnancy :(
    October 2015: IUI: BFN
    January 2016: Egg retrieval: 10 frozen embryos!
    March 2016: FET Cycle- 2 embryos transferred!: BFP !
    Griffin5413
  • Thanks ladies I appreciate this
  • My sister told me make sure to have black leggings, only black incase of bleeding. 
    kfras
  • mskeenan - thanks for that list! 
    vssbrm I ordered a hospital robe off of Etsy and I got it really quick and it wasn't terribly expensive. I think it was around $30. 
    I've been told that pretty much all you need for baby (besides the car seat,) is a going home outfit b/c they give you diapers, wipes and pretty much everything else you need. I may ask at our birth classes though. 
    Me: 33 (no known issues)
    DH: 33 (lower motility; 0 morphology)
    TTC since Oct 2013
    IVF round 1 January 2016 (w/ ICSI)
    ER: February 17, 2016; 15 eggs retrieved, 14 mature, 11 fertilized
    Day 5 Blastocysts: 8 sent for PGS - 5 Normal
    FET date: April 12, 2016 - DS born Dec 7, 2016
    IVF round 2: FET : Oct 4 - 1st Beta 188!



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    vssbrm
  • I delivered early and didn't have a bag packed! as others have said, for baby all we needed was a car seat and going home outfit. The hospital provided me with so much, but it was nice to have my own toiletries and pajamas to change into after. One thing dh went out and got me was a phone charger, definitely needed that. I was stressed at first and upset I hadn't packed my bag, I was really planning on it, but at least at my hospital they made me as comfortable as they could and it wasn't really a big deal I didn't have all my stuff. 
  • Based on my experience the first time, you don't need as much as you think!  definitely recommend the following: comfy pj's and socks/slippers (extra to what you wear there) and would highly recommend wearing a cami since they may let you leave it one, toiletries, ipad, chargers, for baby you really just need the going home outfit since they have everything there and will probably send you home with a ton of stuff and a car seat. Oh! also highly recommend bringing your nursing pillow if you plan on breast feeding since regular pillows just aren't as good.  I highly recommend the My Breast Friend over a boppy or anything else.

    I think I had my bag packed around 38 weeks and it worked for us.

    **Warning - Child Mentioned**

    Me: 33, DH: 39   Unexplained Infertility

    4 IUIs (chlomid) in 2013 which resulted in DS born in April 2014

    TTC #2 since August 2015

    5 rounds of IUIs (1 chlomid: resistent, 1 femara, 3 gonal f) = all BFN

    ER March 9: 26 eggs retrieved, 19 mature and 17 fertilized, 8 made it to genetic testing, 4 normal!

    FET #1 5/31 = BFN

    FET#2 7/26 = BFP!

    BabyFruit Ticker

  • I know my hospital tells us to bring the baby different outfits for pictures.  They have a professional photographer come in to get shots of the baby! You dont have to purchase them of course, but if you want to see how they come out thats what they suggest.  
    Me: 34 DH: 43
    Married March 2012
    TTC #1 since 2012
    Dx: unexplained infertility (+ treated for hypothyroidism)
    May 7, 2016: IUI#1 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    June 6, 2016: IUI #2 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    IVF Consult 1 & 2: June 10, 2016 / July 15, 2016 
    Started Stims: July 15, 2016 (Lupron, Gonal-F, and Menopur)
    Trigger ----> 08/03 ----> ER on 08/05 ----> Transfer ------> 08/10
    BETA 1 (8/22) - 401  - BETA 2 (8/24) - 541 - BETA 3 (8/26) - 913
    Baby Chadwell's First U/S: 09/06/2016 / EDD: 04/28/2017
  • I found some cool lists on pinterest and pretty much they include what everyone has posted. The only thing I would add is I read some hospitals only allow you to use non slip socks, and I also read it was good idea to bring depends because they are much more comfortable than whatever they give you at the hospital... Any thoughts on this? 
    37 y.o 
    TTC since October 2014
    DX: Unexplained fertility 
    3 Failed IUI's 2015
    1st IVF cycle March 2016 , planned ICSI, PGS, FET
    ER 3/31/16 30 retrieved, 26 fertilized normally
    Sent 8 embryos for PGS: 5 normal (3 AA, 1BA, 1BC)
    FET 5/11/16 (1 embryo)
    Beta 5/23/16 BFN  :(
    2nd FET 6/12/16 (1 5AA embryo)
    ++++TW++++
    Beta 6/22/16 : BFP!!!  169 
    Beta #2 6/24/16: 412
    DD born 3/2/17
  • @yelllow22 from recent experience, the mesh underwear they give you at the hospital is amazing. I kind of want to buy it in bulk and wear it all the time. The pads they provided were HUGE, but I'd say if youbring your own thinner extra absorbent ones, you will be good with that and the mesh undies.
    Married May 2009, TTC since November 2012 (Together since 2006 ish - had my eyes on him since 2001)
    Me: 32 (33 in May), Him: 37 (January)

    DX: Me: High Prolactin, Possible Autoimmune Disease Issues, though RE not concerned (?)  New RE has a plan!!
           Him: Minor Varicocele, low morphology, slightly low count

    History:

    Beta 5/9/2016 BFP!!
    Embryo transfer scheduled for April 28, 2016 and beta test May 9, 2016 (day after Mother's Day!)
    Transfer Meds include: Lupron Depot (4/1), Minivelle Patch (every 3rd day), Estradiol (3x daily), Amoxicillin, Progesterone in Oil, Methylprednisonlone. Lovenox and baby asprin added after transfer. 

    3/22/16 - Sono Saline ultrasound cyst to be aspirated on 4/1/16 if not cleared up by 3/29 US - It cleared on its own
    Retrieval 3/4/16 - 26 eggs retrieved, 23 mature, 20 fertilized, 14 embryos currently frozen
    Starting IVF Stims on +/- Feb 22, 2016
    HSG scheduled for 1-26-16 - All clear "beautiful uterus" (though inverted)

    Switched clinics and now prepping for IVF in February / March

    Fourth IUI -  CD3-7 100 Clomid w/ Ovidrel Trigger - December, 2015 - BFN
    Third IUI -  CD3-7 100 Clomid w/ Ovidrel Trigger - November, 2015 - BFN
    Second IUI - CD3-7 100 Clomid w/ Ovidrel Trigger - September, 2015 - BFN
    Started Prolactin Medication October 15 - Levels quickly regulated to with in normal range
    First IUI - CD3-7 100 Clomid w/ Ovidrel Trigger - August, 2015 - BFN
    After no BFPs (ever) First RE/Urologist visit in Feb 2015
    HSG w/ OB, 2014 = all clear
    Trying to conceive since November 2012
  • @yellow22 I agree with @vssbrm that the mesh undies are the best thing ever, but the pads are like mini diapers.  I honestly didn't mind them because you do bleed a lot at the beginning.

    **Warning - Child Mentioned**

    Me: 33, DH: 39   Unexplained Infertility

    4 IUIs (chlomid) in 2013 which resulted in DS born in April 2014

    TTC #2 since August 2015

    5 rounds of IUIs (1 chlomid: resistent, 1 femara, 3 gonal f) = all BFN

    ER March 9: 26 eggs retrieved, 19 mature and 17 fertilized, 8 made it to genetic testing, 4 normal!

    FET #1 5/31 = BFN

    FET#2 7/26 = BFP!

    BabyFruit Ticker

    vssbrm
  • Thanks for the info @vssbrm and @Rachnan I will confess I had to google mesh underwear because I had no idea what it was, I learn something new everyday! From my online research most women liked them like you said so that's good to know 
    For those of you that don't know what they look like, this is the pic I found... 
    First Quality Prevail Mesh Pants
    37 y.o 
    TTC since October 2014
    DX: Unexplained fertility 
    3 Failed IUI's 2015
    1st IVF cycle March 2016 , planned ICSI, PGS, FET
    ER 3/31/16 30 retrieved, 26 fertilized normally
    Sent 8 embryos for PGS: 5 normal (3 AA, 1BA, 1BC)
    FET 5/11/16 (1 embryo)
    Beta 5/23/16 BFN  :(
    2nd FET 6/12/16 (1 5AA embryo)
    ++++TW++++
    Beta 6/22/16 : BFP!!!  169 
    Beta #2 6/24/16: 412
    DD born 3/2/17
  • @yellow22 they are a little less sexy than that and more like traditional underwear made of mesh!

    **Warning - Child Mentioned**

    Me: 33, DH: 39   Unexplained Infertility

    4 IUIs (chlomid) in 2013 which resulted in DS born in April 2014

    TTC #2 since August 2015

    5 rounds of IUIs (1 chlomid: resistent, 1 femara, 3 gonal f) = all BFN

    ER March 9: 26 eggs retrieved, 19 mature and 17 fertilized, 8 made it to genetic testing, 4 normal!

    FET #1 5/31 = BFN

    FET#2 7/26 = BFP!

    BabyFruit Ticker

  • Thx for googling @yelllow22, I didn't know how they looked either and realise I have 4 of them at home.
    Had one after my surgery to remove possible cancer cells from my cervix a few years back, and was indeed 'sold' to use them. 
    So took some with me when I was in and out the hospital during my first trimester so I would have some at home :)

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    vssbrmyelllow22
  • Maybe also an extension cord if the bed will be further away from the outlet. Some snacks/granola bars/etc. I've seen people recommend flip flops for the shower too. Other than that, I think all the other above recommendations are good. Do they give you that mesh underwear after a c-section also?
    ***History & TW in Spoiler***

    ***bfp & child warning***
    TTC - since 2014
    7 rounds of Clomid - BFN
    IUI #1 - October 2015 - BFN
    IUI #2 - November 2015 - BFN
    IUI #3 - December 2015 - BFN
    IVF #1 - March 2016
    Retrieval #1 - April 2016
    FET #1 - May 2016 - BFP!!! DS - Born January 2017
    Trying for baby #2...
    FET #2 - January 2018 - BFN  
    IVF/Retrieval #2 - January 2019
    IVF/Retrieval #3 - March 2019
    FET #3 - April 2019 - BFP!!! - EDD: January 2020


  • @Tulips29 they absolutely do (I had a C-section with my first).  You still will bleed to same regardless so they are very necessary!

    **Warning - Child Mentioned**

    Me: 33, DH: 39   Unexplained Infertility

    4 IUIs (chlomid) in 2013 which resulted in DS born in April 2014

    TTC #2 since August 2015

    5 rounds of IUIs (1 chlomid: resistent, 1 femara, 3 gonal f) = all BFN

    ER March 9: 26 eggs retrieved, 19 mature and 17 fertilized, 8 made it to genetic testing, 4 normal!

    FET #1 5/31 = BFN

    FET#2 7/26 = BFP!

    BabyFruit Ticker

    Tulips29
  • Haha and I thought the only thing sexy in the pic was her flat abdomen
    37 y.o 
    TTC since October 2014
    DX: Unexplained fertility 
    3 Failed IUI's 2015
    1st IVF cycle March 2016 , planned ICSI, PGS, FET
    ER 3/31/16 30 retrieved, 26 fertilized normally
    Sent 8 embryos for PGS: 5 normal (3 AA, 1BA, 1BC)
    FET 5/11/16 (1 embryo)
    Beta 5/23/16 BFN  :(
    2nd FET 6/12/16 (1 5AA embryo)
    ++++TW++++
    Beta 6/22/16 : BFP!!!  169 
    Beta #2 6/24/16: 412
    DD born 3/2/17
    AandDM2014vssbrm
  • I delivered my twins a week ago today, so here's the items I really needed/enjoyed at the hospital, while it's fresh in my mind:

    - Eye mask to block out some light from all the machines at night
    - Extension cord for my phone charger
    - Headphones
    - Robe
    - Slippers
    - Nursing cami
    - I didn't bring my own bath towel, and that was a big mistake. The hospital ones are so small and not soft 
    - Pregnancy pillow. I didn't end up sleeping with it, but DH did and he really loved it
    - Chapstick
    AandDM2014vssbrmGriffin5413capps42613
  • @ssandberg The eye mask is a great idea! i'm supper annoying when it comes to light if I'm trying to sleep, Thanks!
    37 y.o 
    TTC since October 2014
    DX: Unexplained fertility 
    3 Failed IUI's 2015
    1st IVF cycle March 2016 , planned ICSI, PGS, FET
    ER 3/31/16 30 retrieved, 26 fertilized normally
    Sent 8 embryos for PGS: 5 normal (3 AA, 1BA, 1BC)
    FET 5/11/16 (1 embryo)
    Beta 5/23/16 BFN  :(
    2nd FET 6/12/16 (1 5AA embryo)
    ++++TW++++
    Beta 6/22/16 : BFP!!!  169 
    Beta #2 6/24/16: 412
    DD born 3/2/17
  • @ssandberg congrats on your twins! How far in advance are you guys packing up your bag? Or at least starting it? Are any of you doing gifts for nurses? 

    Me: 28, DH: 30 Married July 2014  DX: Severe MFI- 3 failed IUI's, IVF #1 Egg retrieval June 4th 2016, 5 day transfer- BFP Baby Boy! EDD 2/25/2017. Our sweet miracle Carter Bennett arrived 2/12/2017 6 lbs, 2 oz 19 inches. <3 Surprise BFP!!! Baby Girl due 10/1/2018.


  • @ssandberg ahh my transfer buddy had her twins! Congrats, I hope all 3 of you are doing well. Enjoy!
    ****Siggy TW****
    natural pregnancy: 2008 
    Me: 28 (Hypothyroid), DH: 35
    Together since: 2010
    Married: 2013
    TTC: 2013
    Infertility: severe MFI, low AMH (0.5)
    Met RE: January 2016
    ER: 3/14 (4 follies, 6 eggs retrieved, 2 fertilized)
    fresh 3dt of 2 embryos= BFP (1 implanted)
    EDD w/ baby boy= 12/6/16
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