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What to bring to Crossing Rivers Health Birthing Center

Here are your must-haves (and some nice-to-haves) to pack before arriving at the Medical Center to have your baby.

Things to do prior to delivering

  • Learn about the laboring process and services provided
  • Schedule a car seat installation with a certified technician
  • If you’re considering breastfeeding, meet with a Lactation Counselor prior to delivering for an optimal experience.
  • Pre-register at the link below

Pre-register now!

Things to bring for Mom


  • Comfortable clothing
  • Nursing bra, if nursing
  • 1 tight-fitting bra, if bottle feeding
  • Undergarments
  • Slippers
  • Non-skid socks or slippers
  • Sweater/Jacket


  • Makeup
  • Comb/brush
  • Contacts/eyeglasses
  • Elastic bands for long hair or clips
  • Lip balm
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Shower essentials

Other items

  • Breast pump, if breastfeeding

Things to bring for labor coach

  • Clothes
  • Toiletries
  • Blanket
  • Entertainment
  • Beverages
  • Snacks, gum/mints

Things to bring for baby

  • Going-home outfit
  • Car seat installed by certified technician
  • Stocked diaper bag
    • Extra outfits
    • Blanket and receiving blankets
    • Diapers
    • Baby wipes
    • Burp clothes

Important items to remember

  • Hospital admission forms
  • Driver’s license
  • Provider contact information
  • Insurance card

Things provided by Crossing Rivers Health

For Mom

  • Sanitary pads
  • Disposable underwear
  • Hospital nightgown
  • Spray bottle for your bottom
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Hairdryer
  • Lactation counselors, if breastfeeding

For Baby

  • Sleepsacks
  • Boppy pillow for in-hospital use
  • Infant T-shirt, diapers, blankets, wipes
  • Pacifiers
  • Formula
  • Baby Wash/Lotion
  • In-room dorm refrigerator

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