What to Bring to the Hospital


  • Small Focal point such as photos, ultrasound photo for baby, stuffed animal etc.
  • Brown paper lunch bag (in case of hyperventilation)
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste, mouth wash and breath spray
  • Chapstick or lip balm
  • Socks
  • Robe and Slippers
  • Glasses or contact lenses (contact case and solutions)
  • Baby book or footprints to write in
  • Music
  • Tennis balls in sock, Tupperware rolling pin, back massager etc.
  • Lotion for massage
  • Cornstarch or unscented powder for effleurage
  • Watch with second hand
  • Camera
  • Snacks for your labor partner (keep it simple)


  • Two nursing bras. If not breast feeding, two firm fitting bras
  • Underwear
  • Personal Hygiene items such as deodorant, shampoo, and comb brush hair dryer curling iron make up
  • Nightgown, if desired
  • Clothes to wear home


  • Infant car seat. Learn how to properly install it in your car before the baby arrives.
  • Clothes to wear home from the hospital: sleeper or outfit, undershirt, booties or socks, hat/bonnet, sweater (depending on weather), receiving blanket and outer blanket.
If you are in labor and it is after business hours, please call a WomanCare office that you visit and the physician on call will be notified.
If you have a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 immediately.
This publication is intended as a reference only and not as medical advice. The information that is provided herein is designed to help inform you with regard to your pregnancy. Your health care provider does not intend it to be used as a substitute for treatment, advice or recommendations.
If you have any questions, please call a WomanCare office that you visit. Or visit our contact page to leave us a message.
If you have a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 immediately.

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