I am sharing some of the items the Babies After 35 community is currently loving! I’ve rounded up some of our favorite items for those who are expecting and those in the early postpartum phase. I’ve also pulled together some of our top recommendations for hospital bag packing. Preparing for a baby is a big task! Use this as a resource to help you check some things off of your to-buy list!
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When you are expecting, a key part of your daily routine should be taking a prenatal vitamin to support a healthy pregnancy. In addition, don’t forget about making yourself feel more comfortable with comfy shirts that fit your growing belly, a wedge pillow to help prop your body when lying down, and ginger drops to aid in soothing nausea!
Packing a hospital bag is an important step in preparing for the arrival of a baby. Bring some comforts of home to help you feel more comfortable, like fluffy slippers and an extra soft blanket. A stainless steel tumbler can help you hydrate after delivery.
You’ve gathered all of the items to welcome your newborn home--remember to get ready for yourself, too! You will want to have supplies on hand to help you recover in the postpartum phase such as Tucks pads to ease swelling and pain after a vaginal delivery and items to ease bowel movement which can sometimes be difficult after delivering a baby. Gather some grab-and-go snack items like Clif bars to make sure you have something quick and easy to eat.
I look forward to seeing what you’ve selected. To share your favorite items or get advice on other great must-haves from our community, visit the Babies After 35 Facebook Group!
Shannon M. Clark, MD, MMS is a double board certified ObGyn and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist, and founder of Babies After 35. In her roles as a clinician, educator and researcher at UTMB-Galveston, she focuses on the care of people with maternal and/or fetal complications of pregnancy. Dr. Clark has taken a special interest in pregnancy after the age of 35, which according to age alone, is considered a high-risk pregnancy.
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