After having had two girls, we were excited to finally have our little boy. It wasn’t until we had packed our c-section hospital bag that the feeling felt more real. It meant we were closer to having our baby boy. After having two previous c-sections I already knew what I wanted to bring and leave behind. I replayed the past two hospital stays in my mind over and over again making sure I didn’t miss anything or decided to leave anything out. Having a detailed packing list really helped me be more prepared and I want to share this hospital packing list with you too.

In this post I want to go over everything I packed and why I packed each of the items. At the end you can find a FREE PRINTABLE PACKING LIST to have with you. I will go over everything you need for you, for the dad or your support person, and for your baby below.

Mother having a c-section holding her baby for the first time. Posted on a blog post that shares a full packing guide for your c-section hospital bag including your spouse's hospital bag and baby's hospital bag.

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Packing for your c-section hospital bag for recovery is very important. You don’t want to over pack but at the same time, you want to be comfortable and have the things you need whether it’s at the hospital or even at home. You will be in pain, adjusting to life with a newborn, recovering from a major surgery, so why not be prepared and have some peace of mind before going in to one of the best days of your life.

Don’t let the surgery scare you. Yes! It is scary! I was shaking the entire way to the hospital all the way till several hours after my baby was born but this doesn’t change the fact that it is one of the best days of my life! Its the day I got to see my son, to meet him, hold him, kiss him, hug him, and finally look into his eyes and tell him how much I love him. All three deliveries, though scary, were very amazing. There is nothing more special then meeting your child for the first time.


After having two previous cesarean surgeries I had taken note of what and what not to bring. For my first I was not at all prepared and had clothing that only caused pain on my abdomen. I also wasn’t comfortable at all at the hospital so I kept asking for extra pillows and blankets. By sharing this hospital packing list with you, I hope to be making life a little easier for you and more comfortable.

I’m going to go over each of the items that I brought along with us to the hospital and briefly explain why I brought each item. Here we go!



Now let’s talk about the items you will need for your baby.


We pretty much packed all of our stuff together in one bag to make it easier for carrying but this is what I packed for him.


Now let’s go over the toiletries that we brought along for us. These are the main things we had in our hospital bag. I wasn’t sure how long I was going to be there so we came prepared.



This list can differ from person to person but these are our must have items that we knew we couldn’t leave behind. Whether you are having a cesarean or vaginal delivery, these items are a must to have in your hospital bag.


Here is a list of some extra items that you may consider packing in your hospital bag to make things a bit more comfortable during your stay at the hospital. Some of these will help keep you more comfortable during you c-section recovery while others will be to keep your spouse or support person comfortable during their stay at the hospital with you.


I truly hope that this complete c-section hospital bag packing guide helps you get ready for your big day. Congratulations once again! I really hope that this blog post helps you be prepared for your scheduled c-section and hospital stay. I know it can be a bit scary but it is so worth it. This is one of the greatest days of your lives. The moment you get to meet your baby. I hope all goes well and that you are recover quickly. Enjoy all the baby cuddles.

Is there anything else that you would pack or anything that you would leave behind? Let me know in the comments below. I would love to hear what you have to say.

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