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What to Bring

Preparing for the birth of your baby includes being prepared for your hospital stay. Below we have compiled a list of items that might help make the delivery and your stay more comfortable for you, your baby and everyone else involved in the special day.

For mom
Pajamas, if you prefer not to wear a hospital gown
Camera. Don't forget charger, extra batteries or memory cards.
Extra pillows
Insurance card
Birth plan
List of medicines and/or medical conditions
Games, books and magazines
Address book or short list of people you will want to contact
Hair bands or other items to pull your hair back
Glasses or contact lenses
Change of clothes
Nursing bras
Breast pads
Nursing pillow
Toiletry items such as toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, hairdryer, etc.
Sanitary pads
Baby book
Nipple cream, if you plan on breastfeeding

For baby
Car seat-Please review your car seat instructions for proper installation and have your car seat installed before you come to the hospital. Our staff are not experts in car seat installation, so please have your infant car seat and installation checked by experts. Your baby must ride home in an approved infant car seat.
Change of clothes
Booties or socks
Receiving blankets

For your support partner
Change of clothes
Change for vending machines
Books, games, magazines, music, etc.

For siblings
Crayons,markers, paper, coloring books
A pillow and blanket for naps. While there is plenty of room for siblings to be part of the experience, please do not plan on older brothers or sisters spending the night.
A gift for them to give the baby
A gift from the family to the big siblings

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