What to Bring to the Hospital

Below is our suggested list of items for you to bring to the hospital when you arrive for the birth of your baby. 

We want your labor and delivery to be as special and unique as you are. Use this list as a guide, and feel free to bring items to make your baby’s birth comfortable and memorable.

Items for Mom

  • Birth plan
  • Labor support aids such as focal point items, massage lotions, iPod or other portable music devices
  • Pillows
  • Lip balm
  • Socks
  • Personal hygiene items such as toothbrush and toothpaste, shampoo, make-up, brush and comb
  • Loose fitting clothing to wear home
  • Nursing bra if planning on breastfeeding

Items for Support Person/Coach

  • Watch with a second hand to time contractions
  • Camera
  • Snacks
  • Phone numbers of family and friends
  • Sweatshirt or jacket--even during warm weather months
  • Books or magazines
  • Personal items if staying overnight

Items for Baby

  • Baby book
  • Outfit for baby to wear home
  • Outfit for baby's first photograph session
  • Receiving blanket
  • Car seat

Medical Items

  • Insurance card
  • List of allergies or medical history
  • List of medications or supplements
  • Advance directive
  • Name and phone number of your baby's physician