What to Pack

Birthing Center team members do everything they can to ensure that mothers are as comfortable as possible during labor, delivery and recovery. Bringing some of the comforts of home can assist with that. 

Expectant moms should consider bringing the following:

  • Patient identification 
  • Insurance cards 
  • Bathrobe
  • Socks and slippers
  • Nightgowns*/pajamas 
  • Nursing bra and undergarments
  • Toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, lip balm, lotions)* 
  • Hair brush, hair bands, hair ties, clips 

  • Pillows*

  • Soothing music 

  • Focal point

  • Hand-held massager

  • Reading materials

  • Cell phone 

  • Camera 

  • Comfortable clothing for discharge to home 

*Items available at the Center, however, moms may be more comfortable using their own. 


The support person should consider bringing the following: 

  • Snacks 
  • Toiletries
  • Comfortable clothing 


Items for baby: 

  • Going home outfit 

  • Sleepers 

  • Blankets 

  • Car Seat ( It is recommended that the car seat be installed prior to coming to the hospital) 

The Birthing Center provides t-shirts, blankets, diapers, wipes and other toiletries to baby during the stay.