To The Birth Suites

For Mum…

  • Antenatal pregnancy record
  • Birth plan or maternity notes
  • Healthcare cards
  • Backless slippers (we can provide) or thongs
  • Socks
  • Massage oils or lotions
  • Toiletries (you may want to shower before returning to the maternity ward)
  • Books, magazines, tablet, notebook and pen
  • Swimwear (optional)
  • Hairbands, hair-ties or clips
  • Music with low volume speaker
  • All current medication
  • Camera, video camera or Go-Pro
  • Mobile and charger
  • Loose clothing (you will be given a hospital gown)
  • Nighty or baggy top
  • Comfortable underwear (10)
  • Nursing bra
  • Breast pads
  • Maternity pads
  • Maternity underwear (3)
  • Dressing gown

For Birth Partner…

  • Pre-planned directions to the hospital
  • Comfortable, practical footwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Swimwear (if you would like them to join you in the bath)
  • A copy of the birth plan or maternity notes
  • Contact lists
  • Phone and charger
  • To-do list (discuss with the expectant mother if there is anything in particular she would like you to do during labour i.e. taking photos or video, playing music, things to talk about, assistance with pain relief


To The Maternity Ward

  • Daywear
  • Nightwear
  • Toiletries

Tip: create a to-do list for your birth partner to action when you go into labour i.e.: call labour ward, bring in washing, take our rubbish, lock-up house, organise pets etc.

For Baby…

  • Vests (8-10)
  • Hat (1-2)
  • Nightwear (4-6)
  • Comfortable day clothing (4-6)
  • Comfortable first outfit
  • Baby blanket
  • Muslin wrap
  • Socks and/or booties

Note: nappies and wipes are provided


Going Home

  • Comfortable outfit
  • Packed baby / nursing bag
  • Car seat installed in car



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