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What to Bring

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									                                 Checklist: What to Bring to the Hospital
   Print out this checklist to make sure you have everything you need to bring to the hospital / birthing
                                                  center.

For labor:
1. ____ Birth Plan
2. ____ Bathrobe
3. ____ Slippers
4. ____ Socks (a few pairs)
5. ____ Eyeglasses, if you wear them
6. ____ Hair band, if you need one
7. ____ Lip moisturizer
8. ____ Snacks
9. ____ Massage oils or lotions
10. ____ Tennis balls or rolling pin (for back labor massage)
11. ____ Relaxation materials: books, magazines, games, music, extra pillow
12. ____ Good luck talisman; Pictures of someone or something you love (the inspiration you may need
    to see you through to the end)

For coach:
1. ____ Watch with a second hand to time contractions
2. ____ Camera and film/tape
3. ____ Toiletries
4. ____ Change of clothes
5. ____ Snacks and reading material
6. ____ Bathing suit, if a bath or shower during labor is an option

Postpartum:
1. ____ Nursing bra
2. ____ Breast pads
3. ____ Maternity underwear
4. ____ Nightgown
5. ____ Toiletries
6. ____ Address book and cell phone (or prepaid phone card)
7. ____ Roomy going-home outfit and comfortable shoes

For baby:
1. ____ Infant car seat
2. ____ Outfit for the trip home
3. ____ Receiving blanket (a heavy one if weather is cold)
4. ____ Baby nail clippers
5. ____ One pair socks or booties
6. ____ Cap
7. ____ Snowsuit (optional for winter)

								
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