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What You Should Bring

You will need some personal items during your hospital stay. We recommend that you pack:

  • Nightgowns, robe and slippers
  • Toiletries and cosmetics; shampoo and hairdryer
  • Supportive nursing bras
  • Writing and reading material
  • Cameras

The clothes you wear to the hospital may not be the ones you would choose to wear home. Before discharge, make sure you have a clean change of clothing for your departure. Ask your family to bring any items you might need, such as undergarments, proper foot covering, and a jacket or sweater if necessary. Please do not bring valuables, medications, tampons or sanitary pads.

For the Baby

The choice of your baby’s “going home” outfit is an important one. Keep in mind the weather conditions on the day of discharge. If you need a sweater or jacket, your baby will, too.

Plan for the baby to wear an undershirt, socks, a hat, the outfit of your choice, and a sweater or jacket if appropriate.

Bring along a heavyweight blanket for extra warmth. Remember, your baby’s outfit should accommodate the infant car seat seat belt strap that fastens snugly between the legs.

Contact Us

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203-863-3323

Birthing Center
203-863-3569

Prenatal Genetic Counseling
203-863-3674

Diabetes in Pregnancy Program
203-863-3674

Maternal-Fetal Medicine
203-863-3674

Lactation Support
203-863-4226

Tender Beginnings Pregnancy & Parenting Programs
203-863-3655