Hospital Checklist for Baby’s Delivery

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So the time is getting close to having that baby…there are a few things which might be helpful during labour, after birth and for going home.

Here is your hospital checklist:

FOR LABOUR

baby-hospital_checklist

  • Pillows
  • Music
  • Family photographs
  • Extra socks
  • Nightgown to give birth in
  • Focal point object
  • Items to pass the time (magazines for example)
  • A back massager
  • A watch to measure contractions
  • Paper & pen (to keep track of contractions)
  • Health/insurance cards
  • Doctor/midwife contact information
  • Hair bands
  • Snacks (for birthing partner)
  • Your prescription medications/medication list
  • Wallet

AFTER BIRTH

  • Comfortable loungewear/pajamas
  • Extra underwear
  • Sanitary pads
  • Personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, hair brush, deodorant, body cream, shampoo, soap, towel, wash cloth)
  • Glasses/contact lenses
  • Camera/video camera (with chargers or extra batteries)
  • Address book of people you want to contact
  • Change of clothes – for Mom
  • Change of clothes – for baby
  • Diapers
  • Changing pad
  • Wipes
  • Receiving blankets
  • Baby Hats/mittens/booties
  • Nursing bra
  • Nursing pads

FOR GOING HOME

  • Change of clothes for mom – including shoes and jacket
  • Change of clothes for baby
  • Car seat
  • Baby blanket
  • Cell phone
  • Keys (really!)
  • Stroller
  • Gift for sibling(s) (if desired)

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