Prepare for your hospital stay

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Child Life Specialist

To prepare for your hospital stay:

What to bring with you

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU:

  • Health Card
  • Insurance Information
  • Medications you regularly take in their labeled containers
  • Pen or Pencil
  • Your copy of Breastfeeding Matters or favourite book about breastfeeding

A bag for you containing

A BAG FOR YOU CONTAINING:

  • Personal care items: soap, shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrush, Kleenex
  • Bra
  • A few pairs of underwear
  • Pajamas or comfortable clothing
  • Package of night time sanitary pads
  • Non slip footwear
  • Lip balm
  • Massage oil/lotion
  • Snacks/drinks for the labour support person
  • Cell phone and charger/camera

A bag for baby containing

A BAG FOR BABY CONTAINING:

  • Package of diapers
  • Package of baby wipes or washcloth
  • Sleeper and blanket
  • Going home outfit
  • Car seat (Be knowledgeable about how to operate your car seat. Car seat clinics are available in your community. Visit www.niagararegion.ca)

Niagara Health System