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What to Bring to the Hospital

Please bring all the personal products that you will require for your stay with you (suggested list below). Towels, washcloths, patient gowns, baby gowns, baby blankets (2 per baby) and baby feeding supplies for those bottle feeding will be provided during your hospital stay. Remember to bring any supplies needed by your support person such as food, blankets or pillows.

Here is a list of items you will need to bring with you:

For Mother:

  • Sleeping bag/pillow (for significant other if staying in a private room)
  • Favourite pillows x 2
  • Sanitary napkins (at least one pkg. of large pads)
  • Breastfeeding pillow
  • Supportive bra
  • Comfortable pajamas/clothing
  • Bathing suit/large t-shirt for use in the whirlpool tub
  • Hairbrush
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Mouthwash
  • Soap
  • Lotion
  • Lip Balm
  • Washcloth
  • Plastic drinking glass
  • Kleenex
  • Snack/juices
  • Music
  • Pen/paper
  • Breast pump (if you have one)
  • Camera

For Baby:

  • Infant car seat (and manufacturer’s instructions)
  • Newborn diapers (at least 1 pkg.)
  • Barrier cream
  • Baby wipes
  • Clothes and blankets to wear home
  • Soap/shampoo
  • Baby brush/comb

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please bring any medications you are currently taking so they can be reviewed by the health care team.

Please leave valuables at home.The hospital is not responsible for any personal items lost or stolen while in hospital.

Baby gowns, blankets and other linen are the property of the hospital and should NOT be taken home.

The hospital gift shop on the second floor in Building A and Dale’s Pharmacy in the Medical Office Building are available for the purchase of any additional or forgotten items.

The following items are for sale in Registration & Triage in The Stollery Family Centre for Childbirth and Children. Proceeds are utilized to support The Stollery Family Centre for Childbirth & Children.

  • The Blue Book: Your Guide to The Stollery Family Centre for Childbirth & Children
  • Breast pumps (For sale or rental)
  • Breastfeeding pillows

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