Waverley Private Hospital
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What to bring to hospital

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What to bring to hospital

FOR LABOUR

  • Camera (as well as batteries, chargers and memory cards)
  • Comfortable clothing and slip on footwear for afterwards
  • Favourite music
  • Laptop if desired. Wi-Fi access is available on request
  • Lip balm
  • Magazines/book
  • Oil/lotion for massage
  • Preferred snacks
  • Sarong, or old T-shirt
  • Spray bottle (non aerosol) for cooling
  • Sweets/lollies
  • Warm socks

FOR MUM

  • Night attire
  • Casual clothes (optional)
  • Personal toiletries (soap, shampoo, etc)
  • Maternity/ super size sanitary pads (3 packs)
  • Breast pads (1 pack)
  • 3 maternity bras/maternity crop tops
  • Tri-pillow (if desired)
  • Pen
  • Tissues

FOR BABY

  • Baby outfits (5-6)
  • Baby singlets (5-6)
  • Cotton bunny rugs (5-6)
  • Baby wipes
  • Nappies

It is a good idea to have a separate “birthing suite bag” to bring to the birthing suite. This should contain clothes for the labour, basic toiletries and a set of clothes for the baby. The rest of your belongings can be collected from the care in less urgent circumstances.

If you are planning to bottle feed, please bring the formula of choice. Bottles and teats are available for your use in the hospital.

FOR ADMINISTRATION

  • Blood Group Card
  • Medicare Number
  • Health Fund details/ book/ card

Please ensure that all items are personally named.