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What to Bring


Don’t forget to have your hospital bag packed and ready to go about four weeks before your due date! Being prepared will help you feel ready when it’s time to go to the Breidegam Family Birthing Center. Here is a helpful list of items to include and not include in your bag.

Make sure you include…

  • Robe, slippers, personal cosmetics and toiletry items
  • Outfit to take baby home
  • Outfit for your baby’s photo shoot by WelcomeNewborn
  • Outfit for your first day home
  • Support person’s bathing suit if they want to join you in the whirlpool tub
  • As weather necessitates: a receiving or heavy blanket, baby cap and booties
  • Infant car seat – familiarize yourself with the instructions of use – make sure the base is correctly installed and secured. Did you know car seats expire after 6 years from manufacture date? Don’t forget to check the expiration date on the back!
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Pediatricians contact information
  • Insurance info, hospital forms and birth plan if you have one

But you can leave these at home …

  • Nonskid socks
  • Pillow(s)
  • Baby mittens
  • Soap, shampoo, bath gel/salts
  • Sanitary pads