What to Bring From Home

For mother:

  • Cotton shirts or gowns, suitable for breastfeeding
  • One comfortable daytime outfit that fits at 6 months of pregnancy (for going home)
  • Robe, slippers and socks
  • Toiletries, including toothbrush, toothpaste, and hairbrush
  • Nursing bras

For birth partner:

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Change of clothes that are comfortable to sleep in
  • Toiletries, including toothbrush and toothpaste.

For baby:

  • Sacred Heart provides baby with long sleeved t-shirts, diapers and receiving blankets for use in the hospital
  • Cotton gowns or sleepers
  • One outfit for going home, with hat
  • Baby blanket
  • Car seat

Snacks You May Want To Bring From Home

Sacred Heart provides meals and snacks to the mother around the clock.  You may have special food brought to the hospital either by family or a local restaurant.

For mother:

  • Gum or breath mints
  • Sour hard candies or lollipops
  • Electrolyte (sports) drinks, if you drink these regularly

For birth partner:

  • Jerky, nuts and power bars
  • Bagels or crackers
  • Other finger foods

Optional Items

  • Favorite pillows
  • Lip balm
  • Massage oil and tools
  • personal music
  • Pictures, flowers or other visuals (for a focal point during labor)
  • Cell phone charger
  • Any comfort item that would make your experience more personal (no open flames)