This post is in collaboration with Motif Medical! All opinions are 100% my own.
If there was an award of what to bring and what now to bring and how to go into a pregnant panic I would be the winner. I would also be the conductor of the train at Procrastination station. I am so bad about it, and I should not be since my first born tried to come early. I had my hospital bag packed at 31 weeks after my almost week in the hospital. But, when I was packing the bag, I didn’t know what to put in it. I know now. So let us talk about that!
I made a simple collage of things to bring. Things for baby, things for mom, and things for going home. I have seen some hospital bag posts and there was like 800 things on there. Some I get it.some I am like wow that is a lot of stuff to carry and worry about.
These are things that will fit into the diaper bag. Bring onesies, swaddling blankets, newborn diapers, wet ones, car seat, hat and mittens(we needed the mittens ), a little cute outfit for going home in. Nursing pillow which is good for mom’s who breast feed or bottle feed. These make life easier.
Toiletries( this will include makeup, which I was wishing I did more of since so many people took pictures and I looked like crap.), nursing robe and gown, comfy loose nursing pj’s, or just loose pajamas. Tech, Nursing pillow, Breast pump like the Motif Curve(utilize the lactation consultants while at the hospital to make sure you are using it right!) , With my first child I look back and wish I had thought about taking my pump. They taught me how to use the hand pump, but I was still clueless. So with this little nugget, I am bringing my Motif Duo breast pump with me and get the help before I get home and panic. It will be a great piece of mind for all involved. Something comfortable to go home in. And other things for self care like the breast cream and some extra long pads. The night time or heavy flow are best. I was layering them after my first was born then one day realized I just needed that one really long one! The hospital will provide a lot of stuff. But just in case, a squirt bottle, the blue lid Dermoplast pain spray, hemorrhoid relief pads and or cream(things no one ever mentions)
.I plan on bringing my Motif duo Electric Breast Pump with me in my hospital bag along with that other stuff. And right now there is something super important I want to talk about. Insurance and your breast pump! Did you know your pump might be covered under your insurance? I didn’t at first with my first child and then I heard through a grape vine that I might get a pump covered through my health insurance. So, I called them and found out I was approved for a pump! And guess what moms you may be covered too! One way to check to see if your Motif curve pump or Motif Duo pump is covered is by first checking here . Motif has a tool available to look up this info and find a supplier that can get a pump through your insurance. This is so important, because you pay a premium for insurance. Why not utilize your insurance to it’s fullest and get the medical device that can help you. I did that and was so happy! Although the pump I got was the Ameda back then. I am excited to use my Motif pump after my little one is born, when I unboxed I was so excited by it and how quiet it was! (yes I turned it on just to see how loud it was) And I did an unboxing on my YouTube channel.
So be sure to check if you can get a Motif through insurance! Take the first steps because it is worth it! You and your baby are worth it!
*pump provided for review by Motif. All opinions are 100% my own. * This post may contain affiliate links