What to Bring

What to Bring

As you pack, don't forget that you're packing for two! Here is a list of items you may want to bring along to make your stay more comfortable.

​​​​​​For Yourself

  • ​​A nightgown or big shirt to wear during labor, although a hospital gown will be provided
  • Socks
  • Slippers
  • A few nightgowns, pajamas or T-shirts, and sweat pants (breastfeeding mothers might find loose-fitting T-shirts or nursing gowns most comfortable)
  • A robe
  • Several pairs of underpants
  • Large, self-adhesive sanitary pads (the hospital will provide them, but you may prefer your own)
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Hairbrush
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Any other toiletries, cosmetics, or hairstyling equipment you want
  • Phone numbers for people you want to call
  • Clothes to wear home (be sure they are loose fitting)
  • Aromatherapy items (nothing requiring fire)
  • Music and music player
  • Camera​

For Your Baby

Memorial Family Care Birthing Centers provide the basics for newborns during their hospital stay: a knit cap, an undershirt, diapers, and blankets.

When it comes time to take the baby home, the baby will need his/her own things.

  • Baby Book (to have delivery footprints, have staff sign)
  • A receiving blanket
  • Clothes to wear home, including an undershirt, cap, and socks
  • Burp cloth
  • Bunting or a warm blanket if it's cold outside
  • A car seat