Labor Preparation – What to Bring

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Labor Preparation – What to Bring

Packing your bag for the hospital is an important part of labor preparation. You are physically putting things in place for the birth of your baby and it can help to relax you and focus your attention on something other than the unknown nature of your labor. Make a list and check items off as you prepare your bag. Here are some of the things you'll need for the hospital:

  • Baby clothes
  • Nursing bra and nursing pads
  • Bath robe, comfortable shoes and socks
  • Toiletries for yourself such as toothbrush, shampoo, hairbrush and make-up
  • Change of clothes for when you leave the hospital
  • Cell phone charger
  • Items that relax you: extra pillow, music, magazines, etc.

    Have your bag packed and easily accessible at least four weeks before your due date.

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