Ready for Delivery

Packing for the hospital can seem like a daunting task. What will make you feel comfortable during your hospital stay? For some, these items are a MUST. For others, they are nice to have, depending on how long you are admitted. It is great to be organized and prepared by week 36. It is also a great idea to have a plan in place so everyone knows their responsibilities and how to assist you once you go into labor. Who needs to be called, where will the kids go, and what additional planning to be done?

Items for Labor

  • Labor gown (if you want your own)
  • Hard candies
  • Comfy Clothes
  • Socks, Flip Flops, Sandals, and/or Slippers
  • Comfy Undies
  • Robe
  • Light Sweater
  • Sports Bras/ Nursing Bras
  • Nursing Pump
  • If you have a C-Section, ask for a Girdle/ Binder


  • Nursing Supplies:
  • Breast pads (when your milk comes in, you’ll leak!)
  • Nipple cream (lanolin cream)
  • Nipple soothing gel pads
  • Maternity pads or depends (if you don’t want ones supplied by the hospital)
  • Chapstick
  • Travel-size shampoo and conditioner and/or dry shampoo
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Lotion
  • Face moisturizer
  • Razor
  • Nail clippers/ file
  • Brush/comb
  • Hair Ties
  • Deodorant
  • Makeup
  • Glasses/ Contact Supplies


  • Extension Cord
  • Pillow
  • Snacks
  • Phone Charger, iPad/ laptop
  • Magazines/ books


It is also good to have supplies at home to assist with post-partum care such as pads/ Depends, cabbage, and Benadryl if you plan to dry up milk.  Having lots of comfy clothes, books/ magazines and anything to help you rest & recover is important. Good luck to you and your Intended Parents on a smooth delivery!

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