Get Ready Now, So You're Ready When The Time Comes!

You want to be as prepared as possible for your birth. If you're planning a hospital or birth center birth, what should you bring with you? Pregnancy & Baby offers this handy checklist - you browse what other moms have brought with them, and pick and choose what you want and need. Print it off, and you have your packing list!
Nancy & Betsy

Instructions
On the plan below, all section headings are checked by default. If you do not select any of the options underneath a particular heading (and keep the blank boxes clear), uncheck the heading box in order to avoid having a spare heading with no additional text.

When you're done, press the "create" button at the end of the page! Save the finished checklist to your hard drive as a .htm or .html file or print it out. (Just made the plan and need to make changes? Use your browser's BACK button.)

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Checklist title:
Labor Bag Checklist
Hospital Bag Checklist
For the Hospital
Birth Bag
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Times New Roman
Arial, Helvetica
Verdana
Trebuchet MS




General:
Admission forms/papers
Baby name book
Camera and/or video camera
Cash
Change for the phone/phone card
Extra batteries/battery pack
Film and tapes
Gift for a sibling
Health insurance card
Portable phone
Pregnancy/birth reference book
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For labor:
Birth ball
Birth plan
Facecloth from home (colored, so it doesn't get into hospital laundry)
Focal point
Hot water bottle
Lollipops and hard candy (for dry mouth)
Lotion and/or powder (for massage)
Massage/aromatherapy oils
Tennis balls (for back massage)
Watch or stopwatch (with a second hand for timing contractions)
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Comforts of home:
Books/magazines
Small cooler with drinks and snacks
Tape/CD Player
Tapes/CDs
Extra pillow/s (colored pillowcase, so it doesn't get into hospital laundry)
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For your partner:
Change of clothes
Snacks
Reading material
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After birth:
Address Book
Baby Book
Thank you cards/notes
Large bag to bring home gifts and hospital supplies
Phone number list
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Clothing:
Bathrobe
Loose, comfortable outfits
Nightgown
Nursing bras
Nursing pads
Slippers
Thick socks
Underwear
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Personal care:
Barettes
Body soap
Brush/comb
Contact lens case/lens supplies
Dental floss
Deodorant
Earplugs
Eyeshade
Facial soap
Glasses
Hairbands (ponytail holders)
Lip salve/chapstick
Lotion
Makeup/cosmetics
Maxipads
Mouthwash/breath mints
Prescription medications you're taking
Shampoo/conditioner
Toothbrush/toothpaste
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For Baby:
Approved carseat
Diapers for the trip home
Going-home outfit
Hat/cap
Recieving blankets
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Note: All section headings are checked by default. If you do not select any of the options underneath a particular heading (and keep the blank boxes clear), uncheck the heading box in order to avoid having a spare heading with no additional text.PregnancyAndBaby.com

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