New Mommy Pittsburgh

New Mommy Pittsburgh | 2022-23 44 Packing Your Delivery Bag for Labor W hen it comes to prepping for your baby’s big arrival, it’s a good idea to start packing your maternity bag a few weeks in advance. Essentials: • Hairbrush • Toiletries such as lotion, lip balm, toothbrush, sanitary pads, deodorant, hair ties. The hospital or birth center may have many of these items, but feel free to bring your favorite body wash, lotion, or shampoo if you’d like. • Snacks and drinks (maybe juice if you prefer) • Comfortable socks and slippers to keep your feet warm • An extra blanket and/or pillow for comfort • Phone charger and phone • Glasses if you wear them • Comfortable clothes, maternity bras, underwear, pajamas, and shoes • Going-home outfit for baby • Photo ID and any necessary paperwork • List of medications Nice-to-haves: • Items to help you relax: Books, magazine, puzzle, earbuds • A small table fan • A cozy robe • Nursing cover-up • A white noise app on your phone to help with relaxation • Eye mask Article provided by UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital.