1. Hospital Paperwork and Insurance Information
Make sure you have all of your hospital paperwork filled out and ready to go. This includes your insurance information as well as any other forms that need to be filled out.
2. Camera And/or Video Recorder
You may want to capture the memories of your baby's birth, so make sure to bring along a camera or video recorder.
3. Your Maternity Clothes and a Robe
You will likely be in the hospital for several days after giving birth, so make sure to pack comfortable clothes to wear. A robe is also a good idea, so you can stay warm in the hospital.
4. Slippers or Flip-Flops
It's important to keep your feet comfortable while you're in the hospital, so bring along a pair of slippers or flip-flops to wear.
5. A Comfortable Outfit to Go Home In
When you're discharged from the hospital, you'll want to be comfortable and ready to go home. Pack an outfit that will make you feel good when you leave the hospital.
6. Nursing Bras and Pads
If you are planning to breastfeed your baby, make sure to pack nursing bras and pads.
7. A Going-Home Outfit for Baby
Make sure to pack an outfit for your baby to wear home from the hospital. This can be anything from a onesie to a dress or pants and a shirt.
8. Newborn Diapers, Wipes, and Other Essentials
Make sure you have enough newborn diapers, wipes, and other essentials for when you bring your baby home from the hospital. You may also want to pack a diaper bag with these items so you have them on hand when you need them.
9. Formula (If You Are Planning to Bottle Feed)
If you are bottle feeding your baby, make sure to pack formula for when you leave the hospital.
Pacifiers can be helpful for newborns, so if you want to take one with you to the hospital, go ahead and pack it in your bag.