Preparing for Your Stay

Advance planning can make your hospital stay at The Family Place more pleasant for you and your family. About three to four weeks before your baby is due, pack a small bag:

  • Nightgowns, button front if breast feeding
  • Lightweight bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Bras, nursing style if you plan to breast feed
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Writing paper and pencil/pen
  • Nursing pads if nursing

You may wish to prepare a labor bag, too, which includes:

  • Socks/slippers
  • Chap stick
  • CD's
  • Camera and/or video camera and charger

You may also wish to bring your own bed pillow in a non-white pillow case. The Family Place will provide sanitary pads and panties.