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What to Bring to the Hospital

It's a good idea to have your bags packed and ready to go to the hospital a few weeks before your due date.

Necessary items

  • You must have a car seat. We recommend that you have it inspected and ready to go into your car.
  • Also please bring a change of clothes for your baby. You may also want a blanket and a hat, if it is cool out.

Useful items

These are some items that, while not necessary, you may find helpful during your stay at the Birthing Pavilion.

For you

  • Slippers, a nightgown, and a bathrobe
  • Nursing bra
  • Going-home clothes for you and a change of clothes for your partner
  • Camera, film or a disk, and extra batteries
  • Music and a CD/cassette player
  • Phone list of people you will want to notify of the birth
  • Snacks
  • Your own pillow and towel
  • Chargers for your camera and phone
  • DVDs to watch in early labor
  • A laptop computer

For the baby

  • Extra baby clothes
  • A blanket
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