What to Bring

Essentials:

  • Health Insurance info, hospital forms and birth plan, or “Mommy Map” (if you have one)
  • Two to three pairs of warm, nonskid socks (for walking the halls before and after labor)
  • A warm robe or sweater
  • Two maternity bras — no underwire — and nursing pads. (Whether or not you plan to nurse, you’ll appreciate the support and leak-protection.)
  • Lip balm
  • Toiletries and personal items: hairbrush, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, face wash, makeup, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, contact lens case and solution, etc.
  • Eyeglasses
  • Headband or ponytail holder
  • Pen and paper
  • Cell phone and charger and phone numbers of people to call after birth
  • Camera, film or extra memory card, battery and/or charger
  • Comfortable “going-home” clothes — either loose-fitting or six-month maternity size, as well as flat shoes
  • A gym bag packed with a change of clothes and basic hygiene products for your partner

 Take It Or Leave It:

  • Extra pillow
  • Bath towel
  • Hairdryer
  • Your favorite brand of soap, shampoo and heavy flow sanitary pads
  • A few pairs of maternity underwear
  • A nightgown
  • Slippers
  • Light reading material
  • An MP3 player and headphones
  • Other comfort items, like massage oils, rolling pins, tennis balls, or inspirational objects

Things to Leave at Home:

  • Any expensive, one-of-a-kind clothes or nighties
  • Jewelry
  • Stopwatch (your nurse or a monitor will take care of timing contractions)

What to Bring For Baby:

  • Approved car seat
  • Coming-home clothes

 small enough for a newborn
  • Warm blankets (for the ride home)
  • A hat when it is seasonally appropriate (remember, babies are extra sensitive to cold)

 

  • Contact Us

    201 E. Harris Avenue
    San Angelo, TX 76903
    Phone: (325) 653-6741
    contactus@shannonhealth.org