What to bring

Labor bag 

  • Photo ID
  • Optional items for comfort:
    • Music (Bluetooth speaker or play a music station on the suite's computer)
    • Lollipops and lip moisturizer
    • Tennis ball or other massage tools for back massage
    • Focal point for labor
    • LED candles
    • Games, cards, etc.
  • Basic toiletries (including toothbrush, toothpaste, hair care supplies and deodorant)
  • Hair brush, bands, ties and/or barrettes
  • Comfortable bras/sports bras and/or nursing bras
  • Loose-fitting clothes (including swimwear, robe, socks, slippers, and pajamas if desired)
  • Your birth plan if you have one
  • Eyeglasses, contact lens case and solution
  • Ear plugs, eye mask
  • Cell phone and charger (free Wi-Fi available)
  • Snacks
  • A change of clothes
  • Mints and/or gum for fresh breath
  • Pillow (colored or patterned pillow case), blanket, sleeping pad
  • Warm clothes (for support person - room may be cold!)
  • PRN medications as needed (for support person only)
  • A cooler (if you are planning to bring your placenta home)


Postpartum

  • Infant car seat (already installed)
  • Baby clothes and blanket to wear home
  • Pajamas
  • Nursing bra
  • Breast pads
  • Maternity or loose-fitting underwear
  • Loose-fitting clothes to wear home
  • Nursing support pillow


Leave at home

  • Valuable items