Checklist: Birth Centre Supplies

Birth Centre Supplies Checklist

Supplies for You

  • Light food for labour
  • Fluid replacement drinks or honey
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Bathing suit/bathing top (for yourself if desired as well as anyone who may accompany you in the tub or shower
  • Socks, slippers (including for family and visitors)
  • Hair ties 
  • Extra pillows (in distinct pillow cases)
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste etc.)
  • Lip balm
  • Glasses, contact lenses, and solution
  • Large pack of extra-large overnight pads (not “dry weave”)
  • Comfortable clothes for you to go home in
  • Health card, if you have one 

For Your Baby

  • Newborn diapers
  • Season-appropriate clothing (including baby-hats - newborn size)
  • Infant car seat
  • Formula and bottle (if you will be feeding your baby formula)

Other supplies you may find helpful

  • Massage oil or lotions
  • Camera
  • Music player
  • Snacks and meals for family and visitors
  • Phone charger
  • Notebook

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