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What to Bring

As you get closer to your due date, you should prepare for your trip to the hospital. Here are some helpful lists of what to bring for you and your baby.

For Mom

  • Your "Personal Pathway Through Pregnancy" notebook
  • Labor bag (optional)--bring to your labor/LDR room
  • Small focal point (picture or object)
  • Note pad and pencil
  • Chapstick
  • Socks for cold feet
  • If desired, music or relaxation tapes/CDs (with your name on them)
  • Snacks or money for food for your partner/labor support person
  • Change or calling card for telephone calls, and address book or phone list. Cell phones may be used in some areas of the hospital.
  • Lotion for massage
  • Video camera (handheld only, battery-operated)
  • Camera, film, extra battery
  • Small handheld fan, if desired

For After Delivery

  • Robe/nightgowns
  • Personal grooming items/hair care appliances (please have your nurse check electrical items before using)
  • Pair of slippers
  • Support or nursing bra
  • Maternity clothes to wear home

During your stay in the hospital, your newborn will only be supplied with shirts, blankets and diapers. Please do not take T-shirts, linens, blankets, or other linens home with you.

You should bring the following items with you for your baby after he or she is born:

  • Clothing to wear home
  • Receiving blanket
  • Blanket or bunting (depending on the season/weather)
  • Car seat, installed in your car - please do not bring the car seat into the hospital, please leave it in your car