Obstetrics: What to Bring With You
 
For Mom
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Scent-free Soap
  • Breast Cream (pure lanolin)
  • Sanitary Pads (approx. 2 dozen)
  • Brush and Comb
  • Old underwear (briefs)
  • Own pillow(s) with colored case
  • Scent-free Shampoo
  • Kleenex
  • Powder, Oil or Lotion for massage
  • Sleepwear, housecoat & non-skid slippers
  • Clothes to wear home
If breastfeeding - pack a Nursing bra & Breast pads (approx 2 dozen)
If not breastfeeding - pack a Firm fitting bra
  • Breastfeeding pillow
  • Phone list & pen
  • Camera
  • Laptop (wireless access available)
  • Gum or hard candy
  • Birthing ball (if desired)
  • Long distance phone card
  • CD & player/iPod/iPad
  • Change for vending machine
For Support Person
  • Juice & snacks
  • Change of clothes
  • Sleepwear
For Baby
  • Diapers (about 6 per day)
  • Sleepers (6-8)
  • Vaseline and Diaper wipes
  • Hat, socks and mitts
  • Receiving blankets (4-6)
  • Going home outfit
  • CSA approved car seat
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