Delivery Room Must Haves

Delivery Room Must Haves is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of DulcoEase® Pink™.

My first pregnancy was a breeze. Most women I know including me say that their second pregnancy is different from their first. For example, I had no problems with morning sickness, seldom had heartburn and was never constipated.

With my second child things were a lot different, and I experienced all three, especially the constipation. Before I got pregnant I never had problems going to the bathroom. But during it happened regularly and I felt so uncomfortable for most of my pregnancy. I probably should have given up Thai and Mexican food, a lot earlier than I did, but I figured that I might as well enjoy my food if I was going to suffer anyway.

When I was pregnant with my first child I was well prepared, and got a lot of helpful advice from my mother in law. With my second child I was thousands of miles away from her, so I wasn’t able to benefit in person from her wisdom.

When I was 29 weeks the constipation became unbearable, so I decided to go to urgent care. I was given a prescription for a stool softener and told to follow up with my regular doctor the next day. I left urgent care and headed to Walmart. As I was waiting for my prescription, I called my mother in law and explained what was happening. She told me “Baby girl is coming early, get to the hospital!” Turned out she was right, I was 9cm dilated and baby girl was born 30 minutes later.

Delivery Room Must Haves

What I learned is whether you plan to give birth next month or next year, here are some delivery room must haves to make your hospital stay more comfortable:

An open mind. You can go into labor anywhere, so while it’s good to have a birth plan, go with the flow and don’t panic when things change.

A bag packed in the car with the necessary toiletries. You never know when you might go into labor, so keep a bag in the car at all times.

Music. I love music and missed having my iPod with me to block out all the interruptions from the doctors and nurses after baby girl was born.

A nightgown robe, socks and slippers. They keep hospitals chilly and hospital gowns are awful. I have the pictures to prove it.

A flat iron, brush, comb and lip balm. When you see those pictures friends and family took, you’ll wonder why no one told you that your hair was a hot mess, or that your lips were dry and chapped.

A digital camera, a cell phone and laptop or tablet. After your visitors leave it can get boring in the hospital. And you don’t get much sleep with doctors and nurses coming in and out.

Chargers for all of your devices. You don’t want to end up with a dead battery.

DulcoEase® Pink™. After the birth of baby girl, I got the chance to use the stool softener I was prescribed, and it was a huge relief!

Delivery Room Must Haves For New Moms

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Before trying this or any product while pregnant or breastfeeding always consult with your doctor.

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*Among stool softener ingredients

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of DulcoEase® Pink™. The opinions and text are all mine.

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