Preparing for childbirth doesn't have to be overwhelming.

Here’s a short list of suggested items that you may want during your stay:

Things You Will Need to Bring to Labor and Delivery
  • Driver’s license or ID card
  • Insurance card or information
  • Phone, camera, video camera and their charging cables
  • List of people to contact after the baby arrives
Things that May Keep You Comfortable during Labor
  • A deck of cards, books, magazines, music, tablet, etc.
  • Bathrobe or labor gown
  • Labor support tools
  • Comfy slippers/socks (skid-proof)
  • Aromatherapy oils and diffuser
  • Snacks for your partner
Things that May Keep You Comfortable in the Hospital
  • Comfy pajamas and lounging clothes (preferably with button fronts)
  • A comfortable going-home outfit for you and the baby (Remember, you will still appear about 4-5 months pregnant when you leave, so bring comfy clothes)
  • Toiletries (hair clips, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, hair dryer, etc.)
  • Snacks for you and your partner
  • A few changes of clothes for your partner
  • Your favorite pillow (Put a colored cover on it to distinguish from the hospital pillows)
  • Speaker for music
Things that You May Want to Bring
  • Onesies for baby
  • Extra mittens or hats
  • Muslin blanket (breathable cotton)
  • Infant car seat (Don’t bring it to the room until prior to discharge)
  • Extension cord
  • Large, high-waisted underwear
  • Nursing supplies, such as nursing bras/tanks, pads, breastfeeding pillow, etc.
  • Pacifier, if desired
  • Nail file
Things that Are Provided for Baby in the Hospital
  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Blankets
  • T-shirts
  • Sleep sack
  • Hat
  • Formula, if desired
Things that Are Provided for Moms in the Hospital
  • Sanitary pads
  • Mesh underwear
  • Hospital gown
  • Skid-free socks
  • Breast pump, if needed
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