What To Pack For The Hospital/Birth Center

Labor & Birth Bag

  • Picture ID, Insurance Card and Hospital Paperwork
  • Your Birth Plan (at least 2 copies)
  • *Eyeglasses/Contacts & Solution
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • 2-3 Pairs Socks with grips
  • Whatever Helps Relax You (Music, Pillows, Electric Candles, Oils, etc…)
  • Heating Pad
  • Fan
  • *Birthing Clothes/Gown
  • Jog Bras/Bathing Suit Tops (If you plan to labor in the water)
  • Lip Balm
  • Headband and/or Ponytail Holder
  • Hard Candies/Peppermints
  • Flip Flops
  • Extension cord for electronic devices
  • *Essential Oils
  • *Essential Oil Diffuser (If at Hospital)

For You & Partner

  • Snacks/Mints/Gum
  • *Medications
  • Toiletries
  • Something to Read and/or Watch
  • Pillows (Ones you don’t mind getting a bit messy)
  • Cellphone Chargers

For Your Partner

  • Camera (with Charger, Memory Card, Batteries and/or Charger)
  • Change of Clothes & Undergarments (Bathing Suit if you want to get in the water with mom)
  • Money (or Credit Card)

Hospital Bag For You

  • Nursing Bras and Pads
  • 2-3 Changes of Roomy/Comfortable Clothes
  • Pillows

Hospital Bag for Partner

  • 2-3 Changes of Clothes
  • Undergarments
  • Snacks
  • Comfortable Pillows

What To Bring For Baby

  • Installed Car Seat
  • Going Home Outfit
  • 1-2 Easy Outfits (t-shirts that snap in the front)
  • Extra Blanket (For The Way Home If It’s Chilly)
  • *A Thick Hat (If It Is A Colder Season)
  • 1-2 Pairs of Socks
  • Nail file

What to bring/prepare for siblings

  • Snacks
  • 2-3 changes of clothes
  • Comfort Items (blanket, stuffed animal, etc…)
  • Color Books & Coloring Utensils
  • Reading Books
  • DVD Player/Laptop to watch movies & Chargers
  • Toiletries (If planning on spending the night)
  • Puzzles/Small Games (without many pieces)
  • Pillow
  • Slippers

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