What to bring in

Only one small, cabin sized hold-all of essentials may be brought onto the ward. There are no facilities for storing large cases/excess luggage. You will be asked to take these home.

You will need:

For you

Please bring in your PINK book.

  • Hand-held notes
  • Any medication you are taking
  • Comfortable clothing – loose t-shirts with room for baby to be tucked in and held in skin-to-skin contact
  • Dressing gown
  • Slippers
  • Night wear
  • Nursing bra and breast pads
  • Ordinary or disposable pants
  • Two packs of maternity-size sanitary towels
  • Toiletries
  • Bath towel

For your baby

  • Nappies
  • Vest and babygro
  • Hat for just after birth
  • Formula milk, if you have chosen not to breastfeed

Please do not bring in a car seat for your baby until you are ready to go home.

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