What to Pack Before Delivery

Always pack your bag far ahead of your delivery to ensure that you are ready to go at a moment’s notice! Check this list for some suggestions on what to bring, brought to you by Columbus Regional’s Family Birthing Center:

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  • Health Insurance Information
  • Picture ID
  • Hospital Registration Forms
  • Copy of Birth Plans


  • Eyeglasses/Contact lens products
  • Sanitary pads (if you’re particular about brand)
  • Hair Ties/Hair Clips
  • Face wash & Other Toiletries
  • Lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Toothbrush/Tooth paste
  • Medications

Clothing For You

  • Sports Bra/Bathing Suit Top/Nursing Bra
  • Dry Socks
  • Clothes to Wear Home
  • Flip Flops (or some sort of slip-on shoe)
  • Pajamas/Comfy Clothes
  • Underwear

Clothing For Baby

  • Clothes to Wear Home
  • Baby Blanket
  • Baby Book

Items for Comfort

  • Cellphone & Charger
  • Laptop/Tablet & Charger
  • Camera
  • Pillow
  • Towel
  • Books, Cards, Magazines, etc.
  • Snacks/Drinks (or Cash for Snacks)
  • Several changes of clothes
  • Mints or Gum

Before You Leave

  • Install car seat
  • Complete any last minute chores or details
  • Grab any nursing supplies (breast pump if you prefer to use your own, breast pads, cooling gel pads, nursing pillow, etc.)

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