Boppy or other nursing pillow. These will be so nice to lay your baby on, especially if you’ve had a C Section. Even if you’re not nursing, they can just give you extra support when holding your baby.
Tummy Wrap. I’ve never actually used one but my stomach has always been so huge after giving birth that this time I’m definitely trying one. They can help your stomach return to a normal size and prevent that weird loose feeling so much faster. I’ve also had friends say they use them with a spanx type shape wear to help even more.
Pain killers. You will probably have some serious after-birth pains. Hopefully the hospital gives you something but it’s nice to have Tylenol or Ibuprofen after because those after birth contractions can be hard, fast, and extremely painful.
Your own pajamas that accommodate nursing if needed. It is so nice to just wear your own clothes after sitting in the ginormous hospital gown that someone died in yesterday (jk.) This time I bought myself some cute new pajamas that are button down on top to make nursing easier. I also pack a little makeup so that I can look cuter in the pictures. After going through the entire ordeal of pregnancy and giving birth, it’s nice to feel cleaned up a little.
Bath oils or salts. This isn’t a necessity but lots of people really enjoy the relaxation these provide when taking your first shower or bath after giving birth.
Tissues. You will cry a lot after you have the baby!
Hand sanitizer in a pump. You will get lots of visitors and you want that ready for them to put on their hands to prevent germs getting on your baby!