Apr 12

What to Pack for the Hospital or Birth Center

  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Basic toiletry items (toothbrush, hairbrush, hair clip)
  • Favorite socks
  • Lip balm
  • Massage oil
  • Tennis ball or other massage aid
  • Comfortable pillow (with a case that isn’t white so you don’t forget to bring it home)
  • Frozen ice or juice bars, or your favorite juice or other cold drink
  • Small cooler (if no refrigerator will be available)
  • MP3 player with your favorite music
  • Reading material or a deck of cards
  • Nursing bra
  • Extra pair of underpants
  • Loose, comfortable clothes for going home
  • Address book or list of phone numbers to share the good news



From “The Joy of Pregnancy” by Tori Kropp

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