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Houston Baby: Top 10 things to pack for the hospital

Birth plan, check. Camera, check. Phone charger, check. Wondering what to take to the hospital? Listed below are 10 items we think will make your hospital stay a little more comfortable.


Baby Bump Fitness Ball 
Don’t leave home without this unique stability ball from Baby Bump! Not only is it a must-have for prenatal fitness and to relieve back and pelvic discomfort throughout your pregnancy, but it’s also a great addition to pack in your hospital bag and use during those countless labor hours. You’ll be so happy you packed it! There are dozens of positions to use the ball during labor, but one of our favorite is to sit on it, lean forward on a stack of pillows and bring on the back massage! Throw in some essential oils, tranquil music and you’ve got one relaxed mama-to-be.  Unlike other balls on the market, Baby Bump has six stability legs which makes it very stable. We love it! $40.


The Perfect Hospital Bag: Cabin Carry On from StorkSak
We have to share this one-of-a kind hospital bag with our readers! If you’re in need of a durable and spacious bag to pack all your hospital necessities, look no further. Not only is this bag gorgeous to look at, but it has plenty of compartments to help you stay organized throughout your hospital stay. It even includes a hanging organizer. Be prepared to meet your little bundle of joy and pack everything you need early in this luxurious hospital bag from StorkSak. $230.


The Nightie Night Shirt from AU LAIT
You’ll feel gorgeous and comfortable in this ultra-soft and stylish nursing shirt from AU LAIT. We love it because there are no snaps or clasps to fumble with! The shirt features their easy to use nursing vents. You can easily wear it while nursing and pumping while staying warm in the hospital at the same time. $118.



Baby Basics Bundle from Alexandra Rose Handmade 
How cute will baby look in this set from Alexandra Rose Handmade?! These gorgeous items are completely gender neutral, making them the perfect baby shower gift, or way to spoil yourself and your precious new baby. All items are made out of a super-soft bamboo jersey material – swaddle blanket, leggings, and newborn beanie. $70.




Maternity & Nursing Set by Baby Be Mine; Sold at MilkandBaby.com
Simple yet totally stylish – this set will carry you through your pregnancy and post-baby. It’s soft and super comfortable to sleep or lounge in and has push back panels for easy breastfeeding. $60.



Eva Robe from Belabumbum
A silky soft robe trimmed with pretty peekaboo lace flatters your figure through all three trimesters and after baby arrives. $62.







Postpartum Underwear & Labor Gown from Pretty Pushers
Ditch the hospital gown! Pretty Pushers has created a simple and comfy labor and delivery gown that’s your smart alternative to the unisex hospital gowns! The gown makes a great gift for baby showers and moms to be. We like how it features a tie-neck halter for immediate skin-to-skin access. And don’t forget to pack these ultra-soft cotton jersey undies which are stretchy and roomy to make for a more comfortable post-pregnancy you. $32+.

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Body Silk Seamless Nursing Cami by Bravado Designs
Trust us on this one! You’ll definitely want to pack the Bravado Body Silk Seamless Nursing Cami. It just doesn’t get any comfier than this. The cami’s soft material is supportive yet stylish to wear while lounging or pair it with a long cardigan when leaving the hospital. $55.




Lactation Granola Bars from Oat Mama
Hungry after labor? Reach for a delicious granola bar from Oat Mama when you need a quick one-handed snack that’s packed full of goodness for breastfeeding moms – oats, ground flax, brewer’s yeast, Fenugreek, cashews, almonds amd sunflower seeds. All the bars are super yummy, but we’re especially loving their Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip! $21+.




During & After Snap Top from NOM Maternity
The During & After Long Sleeved Tee is the perfect top to wear during and after pregnancy. Crafted with a stretch jersey fabric, this top is designed with flattering ruching and a snap front with pull aside nursing access. We think this top is great to pair with comfy leggings and warm slippers when leaving the hospital. $68.





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