Posts Tagged ‘Labor’

What To Pack In Your Hospital Bag?

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

You’re in the final stretch, with only a few weeks to go before your due date. Now’s the time to pack a bag for all the essentials you’ll need during labor and after your baby is born.

Here’s a list to help you remember everything you’ll need. It’s a good idea to have your bags packed by the time you are about 36 weeks pregnant, so that you’re not rushing around in early labor trying to get everything done then!

Hospitals vary in their policies about what you are allowed to bring with you when you have your baby. You may want to take a few items from home, such as your own pillows or cushions, to make the environment more personal and less clinical.

What to pack?

1- A bag big enough to hold your belongings. Check out our Natalie Travel Tote bag. Perfect bag to hold it all.

FOR THE BIG EVENT-

2- Dressing Gown or Robe

3- Slippers

4- Socks

5- Nightdress or T shirt (Something you’re not afraid to get dirty)

6- Massage Oil/ Lotion

7- Watch or small travel clock

8- Camera or Camcorder

9- Relaxation Materials (Ipod with soothing music)

10- Snacks/ Gifts (For nurses, They’ll love you)

11- Tolietries- Towels, Hairbrush, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Makeup etc.

12- Small Fan (For those hot moments)

13- Undergarments

14- Pillows (Having a familiar pillow will help relax you)

16- Hard Candies

17- Miscellaneous- Focal points, earplugs (noisy ward), lip balm, lucky charms

AFTER THE BIG EVENT-

1- Going home outfit (Something cute but comfy)

2- Nursing bras

3- Breast pads

4- Maternity pads

5- Front opening shirts

6- Tolietries- Towels, Hairbrush, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Makeup, etc.

7- Address Book (So your partner can call family and friends)

FOR BABY-

1- Infant car seat

2- Couple going home outfits

3- Baby blanket

4- Baby gloves

5- Baby hat

6- Jacket (Winter weather babies)

Happy pushing!

Watch our Ask the Doctor’s Host on The History Channel

Friday, December 21st, 2007

The Bumble Collection’s host of Ask the Doctors, Dr. Sal Maya, will be on the History Channel’s show Modern Marvels.

The episode entitled Most Shocking explores the topic of electric shock in its numerous forms including anesthesia. The episode is called Most Shocking and it airs Saturday December 22, 2007 at 7:00 pm.

“Ask the Doctors” is a forum hosted by Dr. Sal Maya on our website where medical-related questions submitted by visitors are answered by respective medical leaders in that field. Each month Dr. Maya invites a different medical specialist to help answer submitted questions by visitors to the website. Questions can range from any medical specialty including fertility medicine, childbirth and labor, infant health or pediatrics.

To submit a question to Dr. Sal Maya, click here.

To read this months feature article of Ask the Doctor’s, click here.

To learn more about the show Modern Marvels, click here.