Hi, I noticed on the pre-op site what to take to the hospital. It says take a pillow. I want to know what size? Firmness? Should it be soft? Medium? etc. What was your best choice?
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ALso while I have your attention. What brand of baby wipes is best. I am serverly allegric to soaps.
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Hi bonbon, I would suggest taking a regular pillow (not too firm) you sleep with for the hospital bed and a comfortable throw pillow(the kind you put on your couch) not too bulky. That throw pillow will buffer your belly from pain that comes from getting in and out of bed, on and off the toilet, coughing, sneezing, laughing..etc... You'll be carrying that throw pillow around with you all day...it really helps to press it against your belly. As far as wipes go, Pampers makes sensitive touch babywipes, great for people with allergies . BTW, my hospital provided wipes that they microwaved. Well, hope that helps. May your surgery go well and you have a speedy recovery.
Hi, I took my favorite bed pillow. I hate the skimpy ones that hospitals usually have, I was so much more comfortable with my own. I took a small soft pillow for my tummy. I use the store brand wipes but didn't take any with me - I just used what was supplied. I also used the hospital gowns - 2 at a time ,one facing front & one facing back. Saved on my laundry that way.
For my belly pillow, I bought one of those throw pillows with microbeads in it. I think I'm in love with it! I can't go anywhere without it, lol. I had tried regular throw pillows but they just didn't feel "right". This one seems to offer more support for things like coughing and going to the bathroom, if you know what I mean.
By all means, take the pillow you sleep on at home. I didn't think of that, and I had a neck ache from sleeping on the plastic covered foam pillows at the hospital.