What to Bring

on April 5, 2013
In the final month of your pregnancy, time seems to fly. Knowing that your baby could arrive at any moment can be worrisome, so be prepared for this exciting day. Pack a bag at least 30 days before your due date and include the items listed below:
  • Lightweight robe
  • Nightgown (designed for breastfeeding if you plan to do so)
  • Panties and bras
  • 2-3 pairs of socks to wear during labor
  • A focal point to help with relaxation
  • Your birthing plan and labor notes
  • Toiletries (deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste)
  • Makeup
  • Body lotion
  • Hairbrush and hair ties
  • Shampoo and soap
  • Books and magazines
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Any medications you may be taking
  • Camera
  • Cell phone charger
  • Pen and paper for thank-you notes
  • Baby book
  • Insurance card
  • Driver’s license
  • Copy of your pre-registration forms (pre-admit form online)
  • Cord blood donation kit (if donating cord blood)
  • Comfortable clothing to wear home
  • Clothing for your new baby to wear home
  • Car seat