What to bring with you

To help you prepare for your stay at Queensway Carleton Hospital's Childbirth Centre, here is a list of some of the more common things you can bring with you to help make you stay more comfortable.

Things you might need during labour:

  • Slippers/socks, and other comfortable clothing
  • Toiletries: lip balm, tissues, toothbrush and toothpaste, etc.
  • Back rub lotion; back massager
  • Hot/cold pack
  • Stress ball
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Earphones and handheld music player, personal electronics (iPad, Tablet, etc.)
  • Pen and paper
  • Camera/camcorder/phone charger
  • Snacks

Things your partner or support person will need:

  • Comfortable clothing
  • Snacks
  • Pillow and sleeping bag if staying overnight
  • Toiletries, toothbrush and toothpaste

Things you will need after the baby is born:

  • Nipple ointment
  • Personal hygiene products (super/absorbency) 2 dozen
  • Housecoat/slippers, 2 nightgowns or pajamas
  • Nursing bra
  • Toiletries: toothbrush and toothpaste, shampoo, soap, etc.
  • Watch
  • Clothing to wear home (loose & comfortable)
  • Payment for telephone or TV rental (optional)
  • Camera/camcorder/phone charger

Things you will need for baby:

  • Newborn diapers (2 dozen)
  • Baby wipes
  • Sleepers
  • Undershirt or onesies, sweater and hat
  • Blankets
  • Socks or booties
  • CSA approved Infant car seat with instructions (will need this to bring baby home)
  • Pen to fill out forms