What to Pack for Your Birthing Center Stay
We suggest packing your hospital bag by the time you reach the eight-month mark in your pregnancy. To get you started, we've made a list of some items you may want to consider including in your bag.
Provided in Your Room
The Birthing Center provides a number of items in each room for use during your stay.
- Nursing gown and socks
- Soap, shampoo, and hair dryer
- Mesh underwear and perineal pads
- Diapers, wipes, and baby bath soap
- T-shirt, receiving blankets, and hats for baby
- DVD player
- Plenty of electrical outlets
- Whirlpool tub or hydrotherapy shower
Please Do Not Bring
- Large amounts of cash or other valuables
Labor and Delivery
Remember that labor can be very overwhelming and emotional, and to provide the safest delivery it is best to limit visitors to only those there to provide support.
Women's Center permits 24-hour visitation for your primary support people. All other visitors should follow the hospital visitation policy. Your new baby's siblings may visit with an adult. Anyone sick or recently exposed (within the past three weeks) to an infectious disease (such as chicken pox) should not visit the Women's Center.
Infant security is a priority, but we are very family friendly.
The staff may request that fewer visitors stay, depending on the conditions of your baby. Visitors also may be asked to step out if you'd like them to or to provide care.
Family may be present during the delivery at the discretion of the nursing staff and physician.