Birth center packing list

When I gave birth to my first child, I wasn’t 100% sure what I would need to bring to the birth center. Looking back, I did a good job. I didn’t over pack and I had everything I needed for my ~16 hour stay at the birth center. This is a list of everything I brought or wish I would have brought.

Me (person giving birth)

Snacks (refrigerated)

Beef jerky
Chili/pre-made meal
Fruit (cherries, watermelon, blueberries)
Yogurt
Orange juice
Laboraid

Snacks (room temp.)

Animal crackers
Ginger candies
Clif bars-no caffeine
Honey sticks

Clothes

Glasses
Shower shoes
T-shirt x2
Nursing bra x2
Birth robe
Nursing pajamas
Leggings
Underwear x4
Post partum undies
Socks
Pads
Sweatshirt
Nursing pads

Bathroom

Peri bottle
Toothbrush
Hair ties
Headband
Lotion
Face lotion
Face soap
Body soap
Toothpaste
Deodorant
Fractioned coconut oil
Nipple cream
Squatty potty

General

Heating pad, battery, charger
Water bottle
Phone, charger
Speaker, charger
Headphones
Wallet
Journal
Choose joy sign
TENS machine

Baby

Car seat
Nursing pillow
Outfits in a few sizes
Diapers
Wipes
Swaddle
Blanket
First aid kit
Sun hat
Headband
No scratch mittens
Wash cloths
Burp cloths

Support person (husband)

Meals to eat
Clif bars
Coffee
Swim trunks
Change of clothes
Body soap
Toothbrush
Contacts and extras
Glasses

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