Maternity Unit

What to bring to hospital

What to bring for mother

  • antenatal card
  • nightwear, dressing gown, slippers
  • comfortable clothing for day wear
  • sanitary pads, nursing pads for day wear
  • nursing bras
  • toiletries, tissues, etc.
  • massage oil, barley sugar, glucose drinks, music (for use during labour)
  • telephone numbers of relatives and friends
  • phone card or change for public phone use
  • relaxation material
  • birth guide
  • pen

What to wear in labour

  • You are welcome to wear your own clothes during labour and birth. A comfortable cotton nightie or a long t-shirt is suitable

What to bring for baby

  • baby clothes, singlets, nighties or jumpsuits, warm blankets
  • disposable nappies
  • baby wipes
  • if you are not breastfeeding, please bring formula, bottles and teats