What to Pack for the Hospital

  • Going home outfit (Clothes you wore around your 5th month of pregnancy are best!)
  • Outfit for the baby (Keep in mind what the weather will be like when you leave the hospital)
  • Car Seat
  • Contact information for your pediatrician
  • Cord blood kit for donation or banking (Give to your labor and delivery nurse)
  • Cell phone/Camera chargers/batteries
  • Slippers/Robe
  • Toiletries (i.e. shampoo, face soap, deodorant, etc…)
  • If dads are staying with you in the hospital, bring their clothing…don’t forget pajamas!

What not to pack

  • Diapers
  • Food for the baby
  • Anything you would be sad to ruin or lose!
  • Leave all valuables at home!
  • Labor, delivery and post-partum is messy! Do not bring your favorite sweater, pillow, etc…
  • Try not to over- pack…The hospital will have almost all of your needs!