What to Pack

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What should I pack for my due date?

What to Pack

A few months before your expected due date, pack your bags to get ready for labor and delivery. It always helps to be prepared. When you're ready to go to the hospital, you can just grab your bag and go. To make things easier, pack one bag for you and a separate one for baby. Here's a list of essentials to bring:

For You
• Copy of your labor and deliver (birth) plan
• Insurance cards
• Bathrobe
• Cotton, machine washable pajamas
• Cosmetic bag with toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, and lip balm.
• Comfy slippers
• Sanitary pads (for any post delivery bleeding)
• Going home outfit
• Nursing bras and pads if you plan to nurse

For Baby
• Going home outfit
• Car Seat
• Spare diapers, bottles, formula (Many hospitals give out free samples, but pack the essentials just in case)



6/29/2006 2:43:07 PM
Kristi Palma said:

For dad: magazines, phone numbers, a change of clothes, camera, snacks, insurance information, comfortable pillow, extra cash


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