1. Hospital Admission Papers.
Make sure you have your hospital admission papers ready to go when you arrive at the hospital. This includes your insurance cards, list of doctors and hospital contacts, and any other important information.
2. Insurance Cards.
Make sure to bring your insurance cards with you to the hospital.
3. List of Doctors and Hospital Contacts.
It's helpful to have a list of your doctors and hospital contacts handy in case you need to contact them during your stay.
4. Camera or Phone to Document the Birth.
Bring a camera or phone to document the birth so you can share the experience with family and friends.
5. Nursing Bras and Underwear.
Bring a few nursing bras and underwear to wear home after giving birth.
6. Comfortable clothes to wear home (nothing tight).
You'll want to wear comfortable clothes home after giving birth, so pack at least two sets of clothes. avoid anything tight that will be difficult to get on post-birth.
7. Robe or Slippers.
Bring a robe or slippers to wear in the hospital so you can be more comfortable.
8. Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, razor etc.).
Pack your usual toiletries, including a toothbrush and toothpaste, shampoo and soap, and razor if needed.
9. Snacks and drinks for while you are in labor (no caffeine).
Pack snacks and drinks that will help keep you energized during labor, such as fruit juice or water. Avoid caffeine as it can make labor more difficult.