Five Things To Pack In Your Hospital Bag | Savannah Candler Hospital

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I ask my customers all the time what the most valuable thing is to pack into their hospital bag. Around 34 weeks is a great time to have your hospital bag ready. When I was having my children it seemed like I wanted to move into the hospital room, when I was admitted. I packed way too many things. Here are five things that are absolutely vital to pack, when you leave for the hospital. The Ultimate Hospital Bag List can be downloaded below. Just simply check off what you’ve packed already.

  1. Important paper work - Bring copies of your birth plan (if you have one), a picture ID, health insurance information, and hospital registration forms. Even if you've already registered at the hospital, some hospitals need to confirm your records before they can admit you.

  2. Telephone chargers - I know, you're never without your phone. But be sure you (and your partner) have chargers handy. Besides needing a phone for obvious reasons (calling, texting, and updating your social accounts with your exciting news) you'll want to download helpful apps, like a contraction timer and white noise.

  3. VIP phone list - family and friends will anxiously wait for THE message… your Fresh48 and\ or newborn photographer, too :).

  4. Pillow - The pillows in the hospitals may be uncomfortable, and bringing one you're familiar with may help you to relax. Bring one for your birth partner, too, if he or she is planning on spending the night.

  5. Tens machine, if you’re planning to use one. I also had a massage ball with me so my husband could massage my back.

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To download the Ultimate Hospital bag checklist fill out information below and it will automatically send out to you. You can then save it as a PDF to your computer and print it out.

What is a Fresh 48-Session?

Fresh 48 sessions are special sessions for families who want to capture the first few hours of their newborn’s life. This lifestyle inspired session is held within the first 24-48 hours of your baby’s life and is perfect for remembering that first day forever. I will come to your place of birth within 48 hours.  

This is not a traditional newborn session; I will not pose the baby or bring props. I will just capture your baby’s sweet new moments in a fresh natural way!

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Shots of your little one’s first yawns, cute little baby feet, fingers, belly button can be documented. Also, I will capture those quiet moments between you and your new little one.

Fresh48 | Andrea Krey Photography | newborn photography savannah ga | Savannah Photographers
Fresh48 | Andrea Krey Photography | newborn photography savannah ga | Savannah Photographers

Why a Fresh48-Session?

Your baby will be changing so fast – day to day. Capture those first milestones: herbal bath, breastfeeding, meeting siblings or family members, Dad’s first diaper change, going home from the hospital or simply just gazing at each other! This session captures moments that will soon be lost in the fog of your “babymoon”! These are the photos your friends and family will be begging for and your parents will want blown up on the wall!

Fresh48 | Andrea Krey Photography | newborn photography savannah ga | Savannah Photographers
Fresh48 | Andrea Krey Photography | newborn photography savannah ga | Savannah Photographers

What is included in the session?

    The Fresh48 session takes place when you call, during daylight hours, within the first 48 hours of birth. I like to be there as quickly after birth as possible, the sooner the better!

    It can take place at the hospital, birth center or at home and will last approximately 60-90 minutes.

    Includes a minimum of 15 digital images with print release. A mix of black and white and soft color images, depending on the light situation.         

    Facebook sneak peek for you to share with friends and family.

    Digital birth announcement

Other products can be purchased in your online gallery

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Interested in booking a Fresh 48 Session? Fill out a form and book your session today!!!

***Due to the on call nature of these sessions, I only do a limited number of Fresh 48 sessions a month! Booking early is key to guaranteeing you a spot!!***