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Checklist before baby arrives

Checklist – before baby arrives

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Checklist - Before baby arrives

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

  • Attend birth preparation classes.
  • Practise relaxation and breathing techniques at least twice a day.
  • Rest as much as possible.
  • Select music for relaxation.
  • Pack suitcases for hospital stay.
  • Discuss labour and delivery options with caregiver.
  • Decide about rooming-in.
  • Research options for early discharge. Click here for more information.
  • Choose a family doctor.
  • Research options for circumcision.
  • Learn about breastfeeding.
  • Choose baby names.
  • Plan birth announcements.
  • Stock deep freeze and pantry for after your baby arrives.

Maternity ward suitcaseWhen packing for hospital, pack things into a few smaller bags, rather than one large bag, to make it easier to find things when you need them. Make sure your partner knows where everything is, and which bags need to come to the hospital with you.

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