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Any new mama preparing for the birth of her baby wonders what to take with her to the birth center or hospital. She googles "hospital bag essentials" at least once a month and sometimes overnight when shes suffering from prenatal insomnia.
The mompreneurs behind the Woombie Med Pods line hear your cries. We've been there and we'll tell you we created the Woombie Sleepy Pod and the Woombie Bili Pod with YOU in mind.
THE most frustrating thing for any new mother in the hospital (other than the noise of neighbors on your unit) is the standard Q2 or Q4 vital signs checks. This is when staff checks vital signs of you and our baby every 2-4 hours. Many hospitals don't cluster care either, so it seems like theres always someone in your room for something, whether they're checking you, your baby, or your room toilet to see if you've pooped yet (yes, its a real thing), they're in the room disturbing you.
But, with the new, Woombie Sleepy Pod, the disturbance to baby can be significantly less! Instea of unwrapping baby from that obnoxious flannel blanket into the cold stale hospital air, igniting the moro reflex of fight or flight, baby can be snuggled safe and warm in a Woombie Sleepy Pod and vital signs can be checked through the pod withut disturbing the baby.
The thermoregulatory fabric is thin enough to check heartbeat through the pod and the double zipper allows easy access to the ankle to check ID bracelet or pulse on the toes. If, for some reason, your baby needs an IV or heel stick, simply pull out the foot for access while decreasing negative touch. The patented peanut shape allows for range of motion in the shoulders and hips and the pod can be used at the hospital as well as at home for safe sleep the first few months of life. So...bring several!
If your newborn is one of the 60% of newborns admitted for phototherapy due to jaundice,bring a Woombie Bili Pod, the swaddle for jaundice babies that allows full luminosity during phototherapy treatment.
Be prepared for the birth of your baby whether youre in the hospital or at a birth center, by purchasing Woombie Sleepy Pod and Woombie Bili Pod and taking them with you in your hospital bag. These are hospital bag essentials! And, a white noise machine to drown out those noisy neighbors!
Chelsea Vail, MA, CCLS, Newborn Care Specialist and contributing inventor of Woombie Med Pods.