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    What to bring to the hospital

    I am going to stay in Matilda for the birth of our first son. Does anyone have any suggestions on what to bring for hospital stay? Another question is that I read from many books that it is a good idea to bring some gifts for the nurses and midwife who care for you over the hospital stay. I am wondering what kind of gifts are appropriate? like just a few boxes of candies or does it have to be individual gifts for them to take home with?

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    there are lots of threads on website about hospital bag, but off hand, i would say:

    for you: nursing nightgowns/bras, nursing pillow, snacks/juices, pillow cases (some hospitals can be scratchy), socks

    for baby: onsies, outfit for home, carseat

    check on what does the hospital provide already for you and baby so you don't duplicate.

    for gifts for the midwives/nurses etc...I sent a thank you food basket of muffins and snacks that they could all share once i was home.

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    Here's a list of things to bring:

    http://www.geobaby.com/articles/preg...-hospital-bag/

    I got boxes of chocolates for all the nurses and midwives.

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    The 'extras' I took (for my husband and I) were DVDs and a box set of something light and fun to watch, some little energy snacks like bars, chocolates, a laptop (they have wireless internet), an dress/top for day time that is super comfortable, easy to open for breast feeding and ok for visitors.

    I got chocolates for the midwives as well.

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    Champagne!

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    Cool, thanks for all the advice. Rani, that link doesn't show up on my computer.

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    Cutebear, think we've fixed it. can you try again.

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    Thanks Rani!

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