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Checklist of items to bring

Preparing for the hospital stay

Here is a list of personal items and products that we suggest you put in your suitcase:

  • Drinks like Gatorade
  • Bottles of water and a reusable straw
  • Camera or recording device
  • Non-perishable snacks (There is a fridge for fresh food available for families)
  • Magic bag
  • Personal blanket (if desired)
  • Cream and/or massage oil
  • Toiletry bag (soap, toothbrush, lip balm, etc.)
  • Books, radio, music, DVDs, etc.
  • Personal pillows and/or body pillows
  • Slippers or sandals
  • Small fan for hot summers
  • Dressing gown
  • Maximum flow hygienic pads
  • Comfortable clothes and underwear

For the baby

It is also possible to bring some meaningful items for your baby:

  • Blanket*
  • Newborn clothes*
  • Diary (or baby book) and a pencil to write down your thoughts, your questions, and even the names of the professionals who are taking care of you.
  • Letter, image, photo, jewelry to leave for your baby
  • Small soft toy**

* The hospital will give you clothing or a blanket knitted by volunteers if you do not have any (see photo in the Memories of the baby section)

** It is best that this is small if you want to leave it with your baby when they go to the funeral home. You can discuss this with your nurse.

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Updated on 11/26/2019
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