I choose simple organic basics when possible for my baby and kids. With my first two daughters, organic clothing wasn't abundant and most likely wasn't cute. When I got pregnant with my 3rd, I was so excited to be able to shop some of my favourite ethical baby clothes.
I did the new mom thing three times over the course of 10 years. A lot has changed from when I had my first daughter. My essentials were always very similar but my focus on consciousness started to improve with my second daughter. Here is a pretty complete list of my new mom and baby essentials.
I've had three C-sections. All planned. All similar. All magical. But each one was a different experience. And yes, I threw up all three times.