What to Pack

For labor

  • Lip balm
  • Hard candy
  • Music
  • Body lotion for massage
  • Camera and extra batteries/film
  • Tennis ball for counter pressure if you have back labor
  • Focal point
  • Aromatherapy
  • Other comfort items

For your support person

  • Snacks
  • Sweatshirt (moms often like to labor in a chilly room)
  • Personal care items (toothbrush, deodorant, etc.)

For brothers and sisters-to-be

  • Small gift for baby
  • Toys and books or markers, crayons and paper
  • Snacks

For mom

  • Nightgown and socks
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers (non-skid)
  • Clothes to wear home
  • Nursing bra (if breastfeeding)
  • Personal care items (toothbrush, deodorant, etc.)

For baby

  • Car seat
  • T-shirt
  • Hat
  • Outerwear if needed
  • Clothes to wear home
  • Blanket
Love + Medicine

Every day, Gundersen Health System delivers great medicine plus a little something extra—we call it Love + Medicine.

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