Labour kit

  • 2 pillows with colourful pillow cases
  • 1 pair of socks and 1 pair of slippers
  • Housecoat
  • Comb, brush, hair pins, hair ties
  • Labour log, pen and notebook
  • Lip balm, gum, suckers
  • Toothpaste, toothbrush, mouthwash
  • Comfortable clothing to wear in labour, 2 t-shirts (large) and stretch pants
  • Books, cards, magazines
  • Snack for support person during labour
  • Watch/stopwatch to time contractions
  • Portable music device
  • Massage cream
  • Tissues
  • Rolling pin, tennis balls, hot/cold packs for back pain
  • Focal point – picture, toy
  • Camera
  • Cord blood banking kit (if registered in program)

Medication reconciliation

Bring a list of the medications that you take including the dosage and how often you take the medications. Remember to include all herbal and over-the-counter medications.

Cellular phone

Birthing Suites – may use outside of patient care unit
Mother and Baby Unit – may use cellular phones 

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Postpartum kit

Leave your suitcase in your car and bring it to the Mother and Baby Unit after the baby's birth.

Required:

  • Pen and paper
  • A watch
  • 3-4 nightgowns with front closure for breastfeeding
  • Slippers or other appropriate footwear
  • 6-8 pairs of cotton underwear (thongs are not suitable)
  • 1-2 bras (nursing bras if you're planning on breastfeeding
  • 1 large package of heavy flow feminine pads
  • Personal toiletry items
  • Breast pads
  • 3-4 sleepers for the baby
  • 1 package of newborn diapers
  • 1 package of baby wipes
  • A box or several soft purse-size packets of facial tissue
  • Clothing for you and the baby to wear home
  • • please bring clothing appropriate for the time of year
  • • no “knitted” mittens or booties
  • Safety approved rear-facing car seat
  • 1 large refillable water bottle
  • Vaseline in a tube

Optional:

  • Housecoat
  • Street clothes (if you wish for daytime)
  • Camera/video camera

Please do not wear or bring expensive jewellery to the hospital. Please leave electrical appliances at home.

Circumcision

If you're planning to have your baby circumcised you will need:

  • Vaseline in a tube
  • Sterile gauze (size 2" x 2")

The hospital fee for circumcision is $230. The physician performing the procedure will charge an additional fee.