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Postpartum Care Kit

The hospital will supply you with the bare minimum (think: disposable undies and extralong pads), but this Frida Mom Hospital Kit ($100) is a total upgrade. It includes a smartly-shaped peri bottle to help you clean up after using the bathroom, four disposable boy short underwear, four instant ice maxi padsicles, 24 witch hazel pad liners, perineal healing foam, and a toiletry bag, to make your hospital stay and recovery as comfortable as possible.

Things You Might Not Have Thought to Bring to the Hospital (but Should)

If you're expecting a child anytime soon, chances are you've got your bag packed with the essentials: toothbrush, pillow, loose clothing, outfit for baby to wear home, etc. However, the list need not to stop there - giving birth to a child is one of the most monumental moments in our lives, so feel free to bring what you need to make yourself comfortable during your hospital stay (as much as that is possible, at least). To get you started, here are a few of some lesser-thought-of items you might also want to think about stashing in your hospital bag so that you're ready for when those exciting first signs of labor start to come.

- Additional reporting by Angela Elias