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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
  • Nursing bra
  • Outfit for your baby’s first day 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, make sure the base if correctly installed and secured. And don’t forget to check the expiration date on the back!
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Insurance info, hospital forms and birth plan if you have one

But you can leave these at home …

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