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What to Pack for hospital
Don't forget insurance and hospital pre-registration forms. Filling them out ahead of time makes admittance a breeze. Pack a bag for the labor room. You could be there for a while, so the following things may prove useful:

A list for mum:
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Socks
  • Extra underwear
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Lip balm
  • Hard candies
  • Lotion for massages
  • Snacks for your birthing partner
  • Change for phone calls and vending machines
  • Cell phone (if permitted)
  • Phone numbers for people waiting to hear the good news
  • Books
  • Tapes
  • A tape/CD player
  • Eyeglasses
  • A stopwatch for timing contractions
  • Paper and pencil
  • Camera with film and flash
  • Baby book for recording baby's first footprint

    Later, for your hospital room, you'll want a fresh nightgown (with nursing openings if you're breastfeeding), a bra (nursing or supportive), underwear, basic toiletries, and your address book. For going home, bring a fourth- or fifth-month maternity outfit.

    A list for baby:
  • T-shirt
  • Spare nappy
  • "Coming home" outfit
  • Receiving blanket
  • Snowsuit (in winter)
  • Hat or bonnet
  • Booties or socks
  • Bottle, nipples and formula (if you're bottlefeeding)
  • Infant or convertible car seat