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 two pairs of socks
  • Toiletries, including toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Cotton underwear and 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
  • Baby blanket
  • Car seat

Snacks You May Want To Bring From Home

Sacred Heart provides meals and snacks to the mother around the clock

For mother:

  • Gum or breath mints
  • Sour hard candies or lollipops
  • Electrolyte (sports) drinks
  • Popsicles

For birth partner:

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

Optional Items

  • Favorite pillows (two to three)
  • Lip balm
  • Massage oil and tools
  • CD player and favorite CDs
  • Pictures, flowers or other visuals (for a focal point during labor)
  • Video camera and videotapes
  • Long-distance calling card and a list of phone numbers
  • Camera, film and batteries