I wish I would have seen the original post but:
When I had LO two years ago we went home with TONS of stuff. My discharge nurse brought in about 20 instant ice packs (to cover my 30+ stitches), pads, numbing spray, diapers, wipes, nasal stuff, onsies, pacifiers, an inflated bag for me to sit on (my toosh hurt bunches), a water bottle for cleaning myself, and one of the bowls that go on the toliet to soak in/clean self. I was also given nipple shields and breastfeeding supplies. This is pretty standard at the hospital I will be at. Before you leave they call a tech with a cart to help H take all your belongings to your car in the garage. They pay the parking fare and have your car moved to the front doors of the hospital. It is a very large organization that is all about mother/baby. They also send a nurse to our home after 1 week to do a full mom/baby check-up and she brings more supplies for us. We never asked for anything but was more then willing to take supplies. I never used everything and actually passed some of the supplies to a friend who delivered two months later at another hospital.
Our OBGYN/Hospital stay is all inclusive. We don't need an itemized bill because we know from the start the exact cost and what can affect that cost. Our Out of Pocket on our $5000 deductable plan was only $490 for EVERYTHING. It is explained that our first visit with OBGYN way back when was over $4000 in cost (blood work, ultrasound, etc...). They actually write off the first visit but it appears to your insurance company that you paid it. We will not receive a bill for any "extra" supplies, time with the MD, time with a nurse. I do have a list of things not included in the price: extra needed ultrasounds at the OBGYN office - that cost me 40$ out of pocket. Also once the baby is born they are not included in the all inclusive price - they are now there own person and charges will occur with them.
When LO was born we received NO bills for my stay outside of our initial payment of $490. Now LO's bills were much more, around $900 for seeing a pediatrician, the NICU team, etc... but I was more then willing to pay for the amazing services we recieved.