Tucks wipes. I adore these because of the soothing. They have witch hazel and are normally for hemorrhoids but they feel great even if you don’t have them.
Benefiber and/or stool softeners. They usually make me take stool softeners at the hospital but if you start mixing Benefiber or another fiber mix into your drinks about a week before you deliver, your intestines will thank you. Trapped gas can be extremely painful and returning your bowels to normalcy is much easier with the increased fiber. Especially for C Section mamas!
Nursing Bra. These are amazing for nursing and you will want it with you in the hospital, even if your milk hasn’t come in yet. They will still want you to try nursing and no one wants to sit around braless with tons of people around you (well I don’t!)
Nursing pads. Your milk will come in and then you will experience the joy of fluids leaking out everywhere in your body! Use these inside your nursing bras. Some people have loved the cloth ones but I really prefer the disposable ones.
Nursing tank. I don’t use these that much but they can be very helpful at keeping your midsection covered while nursing.
Nipple cream. You might not need this at the actual hospital but it’s nice to know it’s there for chafed nipples. I have always used Lansinoh but I’ve heard that using extra virgin Coconut oil actually works really well and doesn’t need to be wiped off first.
Nipple shield. Hopefully you won’t need this, but if you’re like me, you always do. I tried so super hard with my last baby to avoid using this but she just wouldn’t latch. And my second never did latch and my first I used a shield. So this time I’m avoiding all the excess stress and just using one from the get-go if needed. These are really helpful for babies who are struggling to latch. Sometimes the hospital will give you one but this time I bought myself a couple so I’m ready to go.