What to Bring to the Hospital

For Labor 

  • 2 bed pillows with favorite cases
  • Lotion/oil for massages
  • Warm socks
  • Lip balm for moisture
  • Picture or item for focal point
  • Massage tools
  • Camera and memory card
  • Aromatherapy
  • Contact supplies and glasses
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • CD’s (music)
  • Baby book for foot printing

For Partner 

  • Insurance information
  • Snacks for labor
  • Change of clothes/toiletries
  • Phone numbers of friends/relatives for you to call
  • Cell phone or calling card for long distance friends/family

For Mom’s Stay 

  • Toiletries
  • Panties/nursing bras (no underwires)/nursing pads
  • PJ’s for support person if they are staying overnight
  • Personal snacks for your room (optional)
  • Robe & slippers
  • Treats for siblings (videos, snacks, etc.)
  • Loose fitting clothing for your trip home

For Baby 

  • Going home clothes/receiving blanket
  • Sweater/cap/extra blanket (if needed for cold weather)
  • Infant car seat, correctly installed