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Packing Your Bag for the Hospital

Carroll Hospital will provide you with everything that you and your baby need while in the hospital, but below are some suggested items that you may want to bring with you. Patients are asked not to bring valuables. Carroll Hospital cannot be responsible for lost items.

Essentials for Labor

For Mom:

  • Photo identification, insurance card
  • Copies of your birth plan (if you have one)
  • Glasses or contact lenses
  • Nursing bra or tank top
  • Bathrobe, nightgown and non-slip slippers or socks (gowns and socks are provided, but you may prefer your own)
  • Popsicles/Italian ice (hospital will provide Italian ice (limited flavors) but you are welcome to bring your own)
  •  Comfort items (your own pillow, music, photos of loved ones, etc.)

For Your Partner:

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Camera
  • Snacks and Drinks
  • Toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothbrush and toothpaste)

After Delivery

For Mom:
  • Comfortable clothes and going-home outfit
  • Nursing/comfortable bras
  • Maternity underwear (mesh underwear and sanitary pads are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own cotton underwear if you prefer)
  • List of all medications you are currently taking
  • Toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, lip balm, deodorant, hair brush and hair bands)
  • Snacks and money (meals for mom are provided and partner may purchase a $5 meal tray)
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Journal or laptop

For Baby:

  • Infant car seat
  • Going-home outfit
  • Socks
  • Sun or winter hat