Ready to meet your baby? It has been a long journey, congratulations on making it this far (without losing it)! Now at about 36 weeks, you want to have packed your hospital bag and have it ready to go at the door (or in the car) for the day you’ve been waiting for! As you expect to be in a lot of discomfort during this giving birth process, making sure you have everything you need for a pleasant stay in the hospital is called for.
We’ve put together a list of the essentials plus some extras to help you, your birth partner, and your newborn baby be as comfy as possible.
*Packing a hospital bag is needed even if you are not planning a hospital birth during emergency cases when you might have to go in unexpectedly, so do prepare one anyway!
What to Pack: The Essentials
Don’t leave without the documents -even if you’ve pre-registered in the hospital, some still ask for these (again) so just have them ready with you to avoid any hassle.
What to Pack: FOR YOU, During Labour
Prioritize yourself - it’s you who will be doing the hard work that day, after all! Relax and keep in mind that your comfort is of utmost importance. Check with the hospital which items are already available so you don’t end up packing more than what you need.
Nice to have: Non-hospital food. If there’s a way you can pack homemade food and treats, then we say, do it!
Nice to have: A portable speaker, a lullaby or classical music playlist ready for your baby.
Book Recommendation: We loved the book Heading Home With Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality, 2nd Edition - it’s witty and humorous while providingsolid, practical, balanced guidance that will enable parents to feel confident and guilt-free about their parenting skills, specifically about the reality of caring for a baby in the first eight weeks of its life.
What to Pack: FOR YOUR BIRTH PARTNER
He also needs to be as comfortable as much as possible! Chances are, he will be feeling as overwhelmed and will be as sleep and shower-deprived as you are.
What to Pack: FOR YOU, After the Birth
Yayyy, you did it (tears of joy)! Now you move on quickly to the next stage as if you’re on autopilot…but still in charge because you prepared for it and just because.. moms are amazing.You got this.
What to Pack: For Your Baby
Hello little one! It’s so nice to meet you…let’s go home.
Nice to have: A little token for hospital staff, like chocolates or cards to show your appreciation.
Enjoy this precious time with your newborn!
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YOUR GUIDE TO FINDING THE RIGHT SIZE FOR YOUR CHANGING SHAPE
Unsure what size to buy? Mayarya offers an array of style solutions to suit your changing shape. From cleverly designed maternity friendly but not maternity only dresses with discreet nursing access to maternity pants with stretchy elasticated waistbands that can adjust to your post-partum shape too.
Find out what styles work for your stage of pregnancy and beyond!
How does Mayarya sizing work?
Mayarya follows international sizing standard. We take every effort to keep our sizing true and consistent and we want you to be able to wear the same size across all garment types in Mayarya. However, there will be occasional variations in the fit of some products depending on the style and fabric.
How does the size guide work?
The first step to determine which size to buy is by measuring your body size. Before you start measuring, remember to use non-stretchable tape and to keep the tape close to your body without depressing it. We aligned our products to the body measurements of the International Sizing Chart.
Please see our 'Mayarya Clothing Size Guide' below for more details:
Bottoms are one of the first items you realize your belly started growing! At Mayarya, we have under belly and over belly styles to accommodate your style and comfort needs.
Under Belly Pants, Treggings and Leggings
They sit below your growing bump and are particularly great during warmer seasons as it means less layers for your bump. A great solution for women with very sensitive skin as it does not cover your belly. Mayarya's under the belly pants look much like regular pants with stretchy, elasticized waistband so you can continue wearing them post-pregnancy too!
Over Belly Pants and Leggings
They are particularly great if you want some support around your belly. We choose breathable and stretchy fabric so it will not restrict the growth of your baby. You can fold them down during the early stage of pregnancy, roll up during 2nd and 3rd trimesters and roll/fold them down post-pregnancy.
DRESSES AND TOPS
Our dresses and tops are designed for both pregnant and non-pregnant women in mind so you can wear them seamlessly post-pregnancy.
You can select your size according to your pre-pregnancy size since our clothes are designed to fit from your first trimester to your third trimester.
Our smart design allows more room around your belly during pregnancy but falls down nicely on your body after pregnancy.
If you have gained more than the average pregnancy weight according to your doctor, you could go one size up from your pre-pregnancy size. If you are between two sizes, we recommend you pick the larger of two sizes.