What to Pack

Very soon now, you'll find yourself on the way to our Copeland-Emerson Family Birth Center, about to participate in one of life's greatest miracles - the birth of your child. It's best to pack for the trip to the hospital while you're relaxed and thinking clearly. Here are some suggested items so you'll be prepared when the big day arrives.

Support Person

Here are some of the things he or she might consider packing in a special bag to help during labor and delivery.

  • Camera and chargers
  • Snacks and gum
  • Change of clothes

For Mom

Naturally, only you can decide exactly what you want to pack. Here are some of the things that other mothers have found helpful.

  • Insurance card and ID
  • Birth plan
  • Lip moisturizer
  • Socks and slippers
  • Loose, comfortable clothes
  • Nursing bra
  • Hair bands or ties
  • Basic toiletries
  • Heating pad or rice pack
  • Music, DVD's

For Baby

Your baby will have many new experiences in the first couple of days. Here are a few things to help make sure that your bundle of joy is ready.

  • Car seat
  • Going home outfit
  • Receiving blanket
  • Nail file
  • Baby book
  • Special item, outfit or blanket for picture

What not to bring

Jewelry, cash, credit cards or any other valuables.