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Our Services > Obstetrics Department > Time to Pack for the Hospital

Time to Pack for the Hospital

As your due date approaches, you'll be busy with many exciting things preparing for your new baby. An important step is packing your bag for the hospital. You should have your bag packed about three weeks prior to your due date with a list of last-minute items to be added before coming to Humboldt General Hospital. It is important to bring photo identification as well as any insurance information or card that you may have.

Hospital Bag Checklist

For Labor:
Prepared Childbirth book
Socks (non-skid)
Lotion or oil for massage
Hair bands, etc.
Camera, video camera (no tripods)
Phone list (work and home)
Lip balm

For Mom:
Nightgown/pajamas
Robe
Slippers
Toiletries (shampoo, brush, makeup, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste)
Nursing bra/regular bra
Comfortable clothes for day of discharge

For Baby:
Rear-facing car seat (properly installed in the back seat prior to baby's discharge)
Outfit for day of discharge (including a hat)
Blankets for the ride home