Best Things to Bring to Labor and Delivery

-Hard candy
-Massage tools
-birth ball
-Snacks and change of clothes for dad
-Gum and toothbrush for both mom and dad

Moms Expertise
    I did bring all of that stuff when I went to the hospital with my first. Except the birth ball. I didn't use any of it at all!

    What I brought that I was happy to have was:
    - comfortable maternity pants to wear home (no you probably will not fit into your non-maternity pants in 2-3 days. It could happen, but don't plan on it!)
    - a nursing bra
    - my hairbrush and ponytail holders. I did not have time or energy to do my hair.
    - "granny" panties. Seriously. Hideous full-coverage cotton underpants that you don't mind ruining. Tons of people seem to love the mesh underwear they give in the hospital, but I hate it. It doesn't fit me right.
    - a coming home outfit and car seat for the baby.
    - change for Daddy so he could get coffee or something from a vending machine.

    Other than the car seat, all of this fit into a small tote bag. I did bring an extra empty tote bag, because the hospital will try to get you to take home the open packs of diapers, sanitary pads, wipes, and other things.
    About Katie
    Birth: November 24
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