Maternity Checklist: Pregnancy and Postpartum Essentials

No two pregnancies are alike, and no advice is foolproof. The information is too much and scattered.

However, there are basics that cannot be dispensed with and having a maternity list, the essentials for pregnancy and postpartum, is fundamental for everything to run more smoothly.


The market is vast when it comes to products for pregnancy and childcare, and the goal is always to ensure the well-being of the pregnant woman and her baby.

With this in mind, we can highlight 3 items that are important for the comfort of the woman and, consequently, her future child:

In any case, there is nothing better than, on a cold day, to be able to exchange our shoes for slippers or slippers that are anatomical and thermal.

Pregnancy girdles – as pregnancy progresses, the physical changes in a woman’s body are increasingly noticeable. The belly grows and, with it, the anticipation to meet the new member of the family! But they can also increase discomfort and pain in the lower back and lumbar area. If you are in this situation, it may be time to choose a pregnancy belt or sash. Learn more about pregnancy belts: when to use and how to choose? by rereading the blog article.

Rest stockings – used mainly in preventing the appearance of varicose veins and relieving symptoms such as swelling and fatigue. You can learn more about rest socks in this article particularly focused on the Calypso brand.

Elastic stockings – These can be recommended at different times during pregnancy, and are also prescribed for problems such as lymphedema and venous ulcer healing.


If you are reaching the final stage of pregnancy, now is the time to prepare the suitcase that will accompany you to the maternity ward.

To help you organize your supplies and make sure you don’t forget anything, you can be guided by a maternity list.

Usually, hospitals and maternity hospitals make this list available at the last follow-up visits of the pregnancy. The best option will always be to go by this official list, or by the one given to you by your obstetrician.

In any case, we can help to systematize some ideas:

Mother’s outfit

  • Four nightgowns, with an opening in the front (to facilitate breastfeeding);
  • Two nursing bras

Having good nursing bras is a must. It is enough to have two good models, one to use and one to be able to switch/wash. The main points to consider are comfort and how practical they are, and for this they must:

– have wide straps for greater support/support of the chest;

– must not have arches;

– should have springs for easy opening of the canopy and breastfeeding;

– elastic and adjustable back;

– should ideally have an interior “pouch” for placing a breastfeeding disk more discreetly;

– should be made of natural fibers and, in the case of lace or other finishing touches, these should not interfere with the area the baby will touch, to avoid allergies or other skin irritations.

  • Cotton underwear (can be disposable);
  • A robe;
  • A bath towel;
  • A pair of bedroom slippers;
  • A pair of bath slippers;
  • Postpartum sanitary towels

Postpartum bleeding, called lochia, can last up to 5 weeks. Thus, it is essential to feel comfortable and clean with adaptable and very absorbent pads.

  • Personal hygiene items.
  • Breastfeeding Cushion

This is an extremely versatile and useful product during pregnancy and postpartum. Thus, it is a must-have on any mom-to-be’s list, even if it is not widely requested by hospitals.

However, you can always request that some visitor have an Orthia Baby breastfeeding pillow delivered to you later. It is a lasting investment since, for example, it can even be used by the baby at the stage when it is learning to sit and crawl.

Baby’s outfit

Right now, less is more!

Remember that the golden rule is: if you are in need, they can always come and get you during your hospitalization.


  • Four sets of underwear;
  • Four little suits;
  • Four caps;
  • Disposable diapers;
  • TNT compresses;
  • A shawl, blanket, or blanket;
  • Two cloth diapers;
  • Two bath towels;
  • A soft hair brush.

You should bring your baby’s first clothing to the delivery room, ready with you, as well as a disposable diaper, a cloth diaper, a blanket, and a change of clothes for yourself.

In case of doubt, do not hesitate to contact us !

We have a dedicated team that can advise you at any time.

Loja Ortopédica ® – We know and have what you need!

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